NEWS & STORIES

Voices, perspectives, and insights from the field

New Guidance to Ensure that Every Teacher Grows—and Every Student Succeeds

March 25, 2016 | Teacher Observation

By Lynn Olson To realize their full potential, students need access to excellent teachers. And excellent teachers need meaningful feedback to help them grow in their practice. In this way, giving teachers feedback and support ultimately benefits students and drives student success. States and districts across the country have worked…

Seeing It Clearly

Seeing It Clearly: Building Trust in Observations

October 18, 2015 | Effective TeachingTeacher Observation

This ongoing series of publications by MET project partners can help states, districts, and technical assistance providers in building and improving a classroom observation system that supports better teaching and student learning. Publications to date include: Seeing it Clearly: Improving Observer Training for Better Feedback and Better Teaching (2015): This…

Best Foot Forward: Video Success in Classroom Observations

October 6, 2015 | Teacher Observation

Allowing teachers to submit videos in lieu of in-person classroom observations improved the experience for both teachers and administrators, a recent report from the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University found. When teachers are invited to put their best foot forward by recording their own lessons, teachers perceive…