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Pineapple Chart

April4

I was introduced to the idea of the Pineapple Chart at a conference recently. And wow… such a simple concept seems like it could be so affective in offering PD and building community!

What is a Pineapple Chart?

Basically, it’s a chart or calendar that teachers can post an invitation to what’s happening in their classrooms. Other teachers see the postings and can visit that particular lesson/activity at the specific day/time.

A key element is that participation is not mandatory for staff. It’s also not a time for administrators to do observations. It’s all about sharing in a safe, non-evaluative way!

I’ve seen examples of physical bulletin boards, but at my school we are going to try an electronic version using Google Calendar and the ability to set up notifications. In the spirit of sharing, here’s what I have put together for our school. This resource includes links to a blog post about Pineapple Charts as well as step-by-step tutorials.

So it’s time to give this a go!

I welcome people’s thoughts, successes and failures about Pineapple Charting.

2 Comments to

“Pineapple Chart”

  1. April 4th, 2017 at 9:01 am       Ruth Freeman Says:

    Can the invitation be for something before or after school? Instead of an observation can it be a collaboration?


  2. April 4th, 2017 at 10:22 am       lsanderson Says:

    Hi, Ruth. The intent is for visits to each other’s rooms/classes to see something in action. 🙂


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