1. Positive Calls Home & Student Inquiry

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    February 26, 2016 by sz

    Schedule February 29 – March 31: Invitational Week of March 28: Lunch debrief Environmental invitation: Make Positive Calls Home   This month …
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  2. Gather Rounds Invitational Begins!

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    January 29, 2016 by sz

    First things first: are you accepting the invitation? Click here to email an RSVP. I’d love to know who’s in. …
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  3. Rounds on the Road

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    November 18, 2014 by sz

    Last week we took our Instructional Rounds on the road, just down the 405 a bit to Plaza Vista School. …
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  4. Exploring Close Reading

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    March 1, 2014 by sz

    Another successful session of rounds wrapped up last month here at FVHS. Big thanks to all those teachers who participated, …
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  5. Using Webb’s Depth of Knowledge in Instructional Rounds

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    November 14, 2013 by sz

    Fountain Valley High School is using Webb’s DOK as a practical focus area this year. Photo ©2005 Flickr user Derek …
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  6. Instructional Rounds: an organic approach

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    September 13, 2013 by sz

    Fountain Valley High School is embarking on its third year of Instructional Rounds. Every year our network’s numbers have grown. …
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  7. FVHS, a Formative Snapshot

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    May 3, 2013 by sz

    This last week we debriefed on our Rounds for Formative Assessment. Keep in mind that during our period by period …
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  8. Formative Assessment

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    April 18, 2013 by sz

    Like any area of focus, it’s important to work off a common definition. We turn to Dylan Wiliam during our …
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  9. Rounds: Differentiation

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    March 8, 2013 by sz

    “One at a time; all at once.” For our next round of Rounds our Focus Area will be differentiation. We’ll …
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  10. Teach Like a Champion

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    February 24, 2013 by sz

    This book has become the wrap-up to my summer reading. It’s a great transition back into the classroom. But you …
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