"Mid-year and mid-spring, I gave teachers a Reality Check—a one-page sheet with five questions: What's going particularly well for you this year? What concerns/issues do you have at this point? What can I do to best support you right now? If you could get some professional development right now, what would it be? Anything else? Teachers could return it in hard copy or electronically. This never failed to yield important nuggets that helped me focus my support on teachers' priorities."