Rebeckah Winans is the Principal of Fuller Elementary School in Tempe, Arizona. She is an active member of the NIUSI-LeadScape community of inclusive school principals, as well as a founding member of the Urban Professional Learning Schools Initiative to develop effective, dually-certified teachers to work in culturally responsive, urban school communities.
Ever walk into a classroom during a walkthrough or walk-by and immediately felt compelled to sit down? A masterful teacher has just engaged you! You already know the content; you can even guess what sub-objectives are about to be laid out in front of you – but because of the strategies being demonstrated– you must participate. This is rigorous learning; urgency at its best – and this is what professional developers must use to change teaching.