Teachers Know Best

Teachers Know Best

Teachers Know Best

January 26, 2016 | Curriculum & Instructional Tools

The connection between teachers and students is at the heart of learning. Our work focuses on ensuring that all teachers have the goals, skills and tools to form and strengthen that powerful bond with their students. The first step in doing that is asking teachers what works and what they…

Teachers Know Best: Teachers’ Views on Professional Development

August 6, 2015 | Professional Development

Teachers want and need support to develop their practice so that their students can succeed. In most places, that support falls under the auspices of professional development, a broad umbrella that includes everything from one-time workshops to online research, coaching, and collaborative time teachers spend with each other in professional…

Watch: Teachers Know Best – Making Data Practical

June 24, 2015

When students arrive at kindergarten behind, they will likely leave elementary school behind unless teachers find ways to target their individual needs. In this video accompanying the Gates Foundation’s Teachers Know Best: Making Data Work report, educators discuss the importance of finding clear direction in the data they receive. “Sometimes we wait…

Teachers Know Best: Making Data Work

January 9, 2015

With more data than ever available in the classroom, the challenge is making it work—for teachers and for students. In this video accompanying the Gates Foundation’s Teachers Know Best: Making Data Work report, educators discuss how they work with data, and how they’d like to see the digital tools that…