What does it mean to be a team reach teacher?
Team reach teachers on a multi-classroom leader’s team directly teach more students than usual, but typically without raising instructional group sizes. Students rotate among teachers and paraprofessionals (“reach associates”) or teacher residents, who may tutor individuals and small groups and supervise skills practice, project work, and limited, age-appropriate digital instruction. Teachers use their face-to-face teaching time for higher-order learning and personalized follow-up, often using small-group instruction. In elementary schools, teachers may specialize by subject. Teachers with prior, consistently high growth may assume an advanced role as a master team reach teacher, to assist a multi-classroom leader with a larger team and/or to reach significantly more students than other teachers. A small number of team teachers may be teacher residents who are more heavily supervised while completing a degree or certification.