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T-TESS Flip Chart from National K-12 Publisher Mentoring Minds

December 19, 2016

There’s a new resource for teachers now available from the folks at Mentoring Minds. The Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS) supports educators in their professional development. The T-TESS Flip Chart is a resource from Mentoring Minds to help make conversations around professional growth meaningful and effective. Mentoring Minds is a national K-12 publisher and the flip chart they have designed incorporates the best practices of each T-TESS domain and dimension.

If you’re not familiar with the four domains of T-TESS, they are: Planning, Instruction, Learning Environment, and Professional Practices and Responsibilities. With the T-TESS Flip Chart teachers have access to guiding questions that help them address the actions taken before, during and after the lesson. The goal of this flip chart is also to help educators intentionally think about their instructional practices. This can certainly help them make decisions as result of their reflections.

T-TESS Flip Chart

Who developed the flip chart? This tool for teachers is from Dr. Sandra Love and Tim Persall. Dr. Sandra Love is a former principal and Tim Persall is assistant superintendent of Elementary Schools in Texas. They are both passionate educators.

T-TESS Flip ChartThe T-TESS Flip Chart can certainly help administrators engage in deeper conversations with their teaching staff. It can help guide the evolution from teacher-oriented classrooms toward student-centric learning environments. This can create a school-wide culture of ongoing growth and improvement. In addition to having the flip chart available for educators, Mentoring Minds also offers professional development sessions. Their sessions are designed for educators and cover key areas including: Differentiated Instruction, Behavior Management in the Classroom, and Critical Thinking.

If you are also interested in learning more, check out Mentoring Minds’s website and dedicated page on the T-TESS Flip Chart! You can also leave a comment on this post to share your experience.

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Dr. Monica Burns is a former classroom teacher, Author, Speaker, and Curriculum & EdTech Consultant. Visit her site for more ideas on how to become a tech-savvy teacher.

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