What targeted change can school leaders make to help ELA teachers—even those with two decades of classroom experience—transform their practice? At Admiral King Elementary in Lorain, Ohio, the answer is text complexity.Read More
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When Annie began working with six schools in Detroit, she saw six schools all working on similar instructional priorities. She organized regular meetings that brought ANet coaches and the district team together.Read More
High-quality coaching an equal, transparent partnership for leaders who would otherwise face new challenges alone. Coaches provide curriculum guidance, assessment preparation, staff evaluation, data analysis, and professional development. These can improve instruction and raise test scores.Read More
Principal Gail Withers was ready for change. She told her ANet coach: I want to craft a strategic plan that pushes my students to achieve their best outcomes. Building on Principal Withers’ deep knowledge of her school, her coach worked with her to craft a plan that would turn evidence to action.Read More
Today, Angela’s on her way to visit Raleigh-Egypt Middle/High School. She’s built close relationships with many educators in the building over the past two years she’s coached them. Together, they’ve faced challenges and shared many successes. Among the successes—last year, Raleigh-Egypt jumped from a level 1 rating to a level 5.Read More
DuBois Elementary School of Entrepreneurship in Memphis earned the distinction of being a “reward” school in Tennessee. Reward status is the top honor a school can receive in the state.Read More
Hyde Leadership Charter School-Brooklyn showed impressive academic growth for third through fifth-grade students—14% growth in math and 10% growth in ELA—on the 2017-2018 New York State exams.Read More
Video: Observations and PD are important tools to help teachers hone their craft. But Stephanie Gallegos, principal of Lake County Intermediate School in Colorado, takes it a step further. She sits down with teachers to plan literacy lessons side by side.Read More
“My students aren’t going to learn this anyway, so why are we teaching it?”
The question hung heavy in the air of the professional learning session, but no one responded to the teacher who asked it.Read More
As a school leader, you can get so focused on student learning that you overlook your own learning. But the instructional leadership team at MAS Charter School see a direct connection between leader learning and teachers’ and students’ achievement.Read More
We created this guide for principals and instructional coaches to use as a tool to structure conversations with probing and reflective questions.Read More
At Mission Grammar School each week, every lead teacher receives, at minimum, a 15-minute instructional observation and a corresponding 30-minute coaching conversation. Teachers and students are reaping the rewards.Read More
Most of Isaac Castelaz’s professional development work doesn’t happen in a packed conference room or a post-observation debrief. It happens before he ever sets foot in a classroom to observe a lesson when he sits down to study and internalize the lesson himself.Read More
How ANet coach Haady Taslim helped La Cima Elementary Charter School balance skills with comprehension in reading instruction.Read More
Adapting to the Common Core is a daunting challenge, even when educators clearly see its value. They have full-time jobs already, after all! This is the story of how one school grappling with the transition took advantage of ANet’s expertise, resources, and support to make exciting changes that benefit students.Read More