NEWS & STORIES

Voices, perspectives, and insights from the field

Learning from Our Efforts: Improving Teacher Effectiveness at Scale

June 6, 2016 | Effective Teaching

By Irvin Scott In the summer of 2008, during a basketball game with a group of guys half my age, I ended up tearing my Achilles tendon. I had surgery to have the tendon repaired, and was back again playing basketball three summers later, only to suffer the same exact…

Feedback for Better Teaching

Feedback for Better Teaching

October 7, 2015 | Effective Teaching

Feedback for Better Teaching: Nine Principles for Using Measures of Effective Teaching This brief highlights a set of guiding principles to inform the design and implementation of high-quality teacher support and evaluation systems based on three years’ of work by the Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project, its partners, and…

Evaluation: Empowering Effective Teachers

August 12, 2015 | Effective Teaching

Ever since the Empowering Effective Teachers initiative began in Hillsborough County, Florida, Robert Kriete’s professional learning community has taken a more targeted, and more productive, approach to improving practice. Kriete, an 8th grade English teacher at Eisenhower Middle School outside Tampa, began to discuss with his PLC each week specific…

Education Trust: Between the Echoes: Still They Rose. In Caps and Gowns.

June 16, 2016 | Effective Teaching

Jun 16, 2016 by Brooke Haycock An offshoot of Ed Trust’s Echoes From the Gap series, drawing stories of students from behind the statistics, this blog series shares shorter narratives — brief glimpses into classrooms and hallways — that give readers an opportunity to examine educator practices and policies through the intimate lens of…