Two new studies on school management and teacher cadre management, released by Save the Children, have revealed interesting insights into how schools can be made better and how the quality of teachers needs to be treated as a serious issue.
Learning Forward is wrapping up the first year of its partnership with the Utah State Office of Education to evaluate the quality of professional learning in Utah. Learning Forward Consultant Steve Preston is leading this five-year project, which includes administering the...
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad is touting a program that pairs experienced teachers with newer ones. On April 27, he visited MFL MarMac in Monona to highlight the "Teacher Leadership Compensation program." Eastern Allamakee and MFL MarMac are two schools that have been implementing...
In the complex world of teaching and learning, school improvement is the result of building the capacity, skills, and judgment of teachers through ongoing and deliberate practice at the school level. Improvement efforts that start with and are steered by the people in the...
When it comes to effective professional development, teachers agree: Execution is key. While classroom educators appreciate what good professional development can do for them — and, ultimately, for their students — the reality is that most programs fall short....
As more public and private funders attempt to transform teacher preparation via investment, they often look to create a corps of master teachers to oversee induction and ensure success among early-career teachers. The impact...
It is extremely important for all teachers to use professional development to carry on a good working relationship with their principal. Your principal is your boss and in charge of the entire school, so it is essential to make sure that your relationship is solid. However,...
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