Effective Teaching

Straight from the Students: Finding Supportive Communities in Public Charter Schools

May 12, 2016

Students discuss their community and learning experience at Two Rivers Public Charter School in Washington, DC.

Better Feedback for Better Teaching

Better Feedback for Better Teaching: A Practical Guide to Improving Classroom Observations

May 5, 2016 | Effective Teaching

A new book, Better Feedback for Better Teaching, offers practical guidance for  improving observer training, assessment, and monitoring so all educators can benefit from trustworthy observations that provide them with meaningful, accurate, and actionable feedback. A PDF version of the book is available for download. Better Feedback for Better Teaching…

The Passing of the Baton

October 28, 2015 | Effective Teaching

By Vicki Phillips, Director of Education, US Programs I am writing with a heart filled with gratitude, sadness and excitement to tell you I will be leaving the Foundation at the end of the year to pursue our common work for students and teachers from another venue. It has been…

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…

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…

measures of effective teaching

Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) Project

October 6, 2015 | Effective Teaching

Two-thirds of American teachers feel that traditional evaluations don't accurately capture the full picture of what they do in the classroom. They want information that they can trust from measures that are fair and reliable. The Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project was designed to find out how evaluation methods…