Nancy Walser advocates for group work. She discusses classroom benefits of group work, strategies to structure effective group work, ways to promote participation, and the results group work can produce.
A five-year study of Title I schools identified these five keys for creating effective teacher learning teams…
John Norton shares an activity that took place in a Teacher Leaders Network daily discussion group. Teachers were asked to share three things they support and believe would help improve schools and the teaching profession.
Education research and development non-profit Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning suggest taking these steps to improve the chances of life success for all children…
This report from the Carnegie Corporation of New York advocates for the use of writing-based practices to increase literacy skills among American students.
Stanford professor and leading researcher Carol S. Dweck discusses mindsets and how beliefs about intelligence affect learning outcomes. According to her, there are two fundamental mindsets that a student can have about intelligence: it is fixed, or it is fluid and can increase with practice and training. These two mindsets strongly affect students’ perception of their intelligence as well as achievement.
David Maxfield suggests these approaches to educators for reducing stress and improving outcomes…
The Mathematics Assessment Project tools are relevant to any curriculum that seeks to deepen students’ understanding of mathematical concepts and develop their ability to apply that knowledge to non-routine problems.
The Widget Effect: Our National Failure to Acknowledge and Act on Differences in Teacher Effectiveness
This report explores public school districts’ failure to measure or record teacher effectiveness in any meaningful way and argue that in addition to measuring and recording teacher effectiveness, school districts should use that information to inform decision-making. They lament that the only way to determine who effective and ineffective teachers are is usually through word of mouth.
A rubric of examples of how low performing, effective, and high performing leaders exemplify these characteristics and responsibilities.