Consulting for Instructional Solutions

The Rochester Teacher Center has an ongoing effort to professionally support practitioners who want assistance, suggestions, or advice for instructional problem solving. Teachers may get support from colleagues in a range of areas relevant to a teacher’s particular class or students. Assistance can be in the form of professional demonstration and modeling, observation and feedback, lesson or test development and critique, or curriculum development specific to a teacher’s self-identified needs and interests. All of which are components of NYS Common Core and our appraisal system (APPR).

Teaching Reading

Writing Genres/Writing Instruction
Writing Rubrics/Using Rubrics
Balanced Literacy
Guided Reading
Narrative Writing
Graphic Organizers for Comprehension
Phonemic Awareness


Math Support
Math Enrichment
Using Math Manipulatives
Culturally Informed Teaching and Learning
Seven Constructs of Effective Teaching in Urban Schools
Student-Centered Practice
Developing Authentic Tests
Core Standards Based Instruction
Computer Literacy and Technology
Lesson Plan Development and Critique
Curriculum Development
Demonstration Teaching
Classroom Observation with Feedback
Reflective Journaling
PART (Performance Appraisal and Review for Teachers)
Developing Relationships with Parents
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

Teachers that request assistance in any of these listed areas of teaching and learning will be contacted by a fellow practitioner who will arrange a mutually determined time for collegial discussion. Teachers can find solutions, exchange ideas, get feedback, or sound out ideas and approaches with colleagues that are focused on their specific students, curriculum, instructional, or professional goals. If you would like to meet with a colleague on one of these topics, suggest additional topics, or offer to share your expertise on one of these topics, please call the RTC for a request of registration form.