teacher evaluation

Taking Classroom Tech Use to the Next Level: Specific Traits to Look For

Taking Classroom Tech Use to the Next Level: Specific Traits to Look For

| September 10, 2014 | 13 Comments

Dissatisfied with existing frameworks used to judge the effectiveness of classroom tech a group of instructional coaches are trying to build their own tool with help from other educators.

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To Break the Mold, Is Competency Learning the Key?

To Break the Mold, Is Competency Learning the Key?

| April 17, 2013 | 11 Comments

Ask an educator about what it’s like teaching a room full of students, and you’ll likely hear a similar refrain: No two kids learn the same way or grasp concepts at the exact same time.As a result, educators often say they resort to “teaching to the middle.” More schools are starting to question whether traditional […]

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How to Keep Good Teachers in the Game

How to Keep Good Teachers in the Game

| May 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

Engaging, motivated teachers are at the heart of every successful school. For schools like Rocketship, where 75% of teachers come from Teach for America, which recruits mostly recent college grads to commit to two years, finding ways to train and keep them becomes that much more of a priority. What’s their strategy? First, they pay […]

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How Should Teachers Be Evaluated?

How Should Teachers Be Evaluated?

| December 23, 2010 | 6 Comments

Should test scores be used as a way to measure teacher performance? The question these days is not so much “should”–  but “how”? In Massachusetts, teacher unions are attempting to control their own fate by having a hand in creating the guidelines. From The Boston Globe: Many teachers unions around the country, including the state […]

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