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  • Writer's pictureJim Mercer

SamTastic Tip: 1/11/16 - Ready to try a “flip”?

Ready to try a “flip”? SAM teams look for opportunities to “flip” management tasks to instructional. Here’s an example from NSIP Director Mark Shellinger:

When doing morning classroom visits to observe teacher practice, a high school principal carries five tickets in his pocket. The tickets say: My Table: Lunch Today. He leaves a ticket on the desk of a student who impressed him—great learning behavior, helping others learn, etc. In the cafeteria the principal has the only round table. There are six chairs. He eats lunch with the five ticket recipients and talks with them about why they were selected. The conversation often expands to what they like best about their school and things they would change. The principal can still do cafeteria duty but with an instructional twist: flipping management to instruction.

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