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
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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
I'm a big believer that anyone, anywhere, can achieve this level of instruction if they focus again and again on observing for the sake of development, not evaluation.Read More
We’re proud of the good work going on in our partner schools, and our contributions to it. With an eye to building teacher capacity, the administrative team at DCIS at Ford is focusing teacher learning for 2015–16 year on deepening educators’ understanding of the Common Core standards and what it will take for every student to master grade level content.Read More
A positive, “all-hands-on- deck” culture is making a difference for a former “underdog” school.Read More
I’ve come to think that we might be having the wrong conversation around PD—that instead of talking about teacher development, we should talk about teaching development.Read More
How ANet coach Haady Taslim helped La Cima Elementary Charter School balance skills with comprehension in reading instruction.Read More