SamTastic Weekly Tip: 9/12/22 - Increase the Number of Interactions You Have with Each Teacher
Today's tip: Increase the number of interactions you have with each teacher.
A teacher knows that more time needs be spent with students who aren’t
moving forward. A teacher plans frequent interactions with individual
students to help move them forward, often with multiple “touches” each day:
encouragement, lessons, individual and group work.
This is an important lesson for SAM teams as the same is true for the
school leader who wants to move a teacher forward: encouragement, the four
kinds of “seeing” instruction, the three kinds of feedback, individual and
Think about a single teacher, a teacher you want to improve. How many
“touches” did you have with this teacher since school started this year? How many touches do you need to ensure success for the teacher?
TimeTrack shows the amount of time you spend with a teacher. Did you know
it will also show you the number of touches or interactions? Open the
Dashboard, click on any teacher, and then click the interaction tab, upper
left of the chart. You will now see the number of “touches” broken out by
descriptor. In the upper right corner you will see the total number of
touches for the year.
Try this at one of your SAM Daily Meetings this week. Many SAM teams are
surprised when they look at their data this way—frequency of “touches”
rather than the amount of time.
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