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Q&A: Spotlight on Observational Inquiry

September 27, 2016 | Professional Development

An Interview with Teacher Advisory Council 3 Member Andrea Quintana Teacher Advisory Council (TAC) is a volunteer body made up of educators from around the country who meet in-person with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s education team in Seattle twice a year. TAC members participate in working sessions that…

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…

Teacher Observations: A Culture of Feedback

September 11, 2015

Education First’s report, Giving Teachers the Feedback and Support They Deserve, describes how five leading districts (Aldine, TX; Fulton County, GA; Greene County, TN; Salem-Keizer, OR; and St. Bernard Parish, LA) are working to provide high-quality feedback and support for their teachers in order to improve student outcomes and evaluation systems. The districts…