DPS SIG 5

WELCOME Welcome to our blog page devoted to Durham Public Schools’ SIG recipients, herein called DPS SIG 5:   CC Spaulding Eastway Merrick-Moore Neal Magnet Middle School WG Pearson Magnet Here you will find the latest updates, information, surveys, evaluations, polls, and a repository of supporting documents that guide our collaborative school improvement efforts. NEWS & UPDATES!…

Easing Teacher Resistance

Let’s face it.  In some way  or another, we all can be a bit resistant to change.  Change is such a monumental feat whole bodies of research are devoted to its study.  The goal of our work is propelling professional growth, and although our approach is to refine and extend teachers’ existing strengths,  we are fully aware that…

When An OG Has Your Back!

There is a gang of OGs in Trenton, NC.  The members come to the school everyday, and their presence in Pre-K through 2nd grade classrooms speaks volumes, often nonverbally.  These Original Grandmas (OGs) use a series of nonverbal cues to communicate expectations. Just a look, a turn of the hand, or a wink of an eye can…

Dream Catcher

A Reflection by eduConsultant Iris Sutton Little did I know, when I entered that Kindergarten class last year that, as usual, I would be the person that learned the most. As a teacher for 30 years, I have come to expect anything. I noticed the tiny faces and one in particular that continuously watched me…

Comfort…More than a Name

REFLECTIONS:  We believe reflection is a critical component of professional growth. Reflecting on the learning happening around us not only provides an insight to improve how we consult with educators but also supplies us the impetus to deepen how we go about the work we do.  After all, if we are not learning from our experiences, we are…