At the beginning of the year, we introduced you to the role of Instructional Coaches. However, Instructional Coaches are only one part of the TLC Model that has been developed at Dike-New Hartford. In addition to Instructional Coaches, we have Model Teachers and Mentor Teachers.
Model teachers are full-time teachers who support other teachers and work collaboratively with instructional coaches to implement research-based instructional strategies, professional development, and peer coaching. Model teachers will test out new teaching strategies in their classrooms and have the opportunity to provide examples of exemplary practice through modeling, co-teaching, and collaborating with teachers in the implementation of scientifically researched instructional strategies. In addition, model teachers welcome observations from other teachers.
Over the next several weeks, we will introduce you to the model teachers and share a little about the learning that is happening in their classrooms.
Mr. Ryan Mitchell, High School Art
Mr. Mitchell is currently working on developing a writing rubric to use with his art classes, teaching students to self-assess their own artwork, and implementing the new art standards.
Some of Mr. Mitchell’s strengths are classroom management, creative problem-solving, and work ethic.
Outside of school, Mr. Mitchell enjoys cars, guitars, art and games.
Mrs. Chelsie Slaba, High School Science
Mrs. Slaba is currently working on probing for understanding, infusing technology, and teaching through life experiences. In addition, she is working to plan more labs for Chemistry and using the ASSIST method with Physical Science. You can also find the Advanced Chemistry students doing research for Landus Coop.
Some of Mrs. Slaba’s strengths include questioning and teaching students HOW to know the answer.
In her free time, Mrs. Slaba enjoys gardening, photography, late muzzleloader hunting, and shooting archery league. Every summer she goes on a high adventure trip for several days with her best friend to explore a new place, doing all the science things along the way.