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Teacher Development

What Does the Research Say on Professional Development, Anyway?

TNTP | Posted 07.28.2015 | Education

We know that by consistently helping teachers reach their full potential in the classroom, we could put millions of students on the path to success. And as we shared previously, conventional wisdom is that we all already know how to help teachers improve. But do we really?

Teachers in Search of Good Research

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 06.18.2015 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

The phrase "research says" has been so misused that many teachers cringe when they hear the words. That isn't because helpful research doesn't exist; it's because teachers have been exposed to a lot of bad advice and instruction claiming to be "research-based," often in professional-development sessions organized by their principals and superintendents.

I'm a Teaching Veteran -- Not a Dinosaur

Nancy Barile | Posted 08.19.2014 | Education
Nancy Barile

What I want to know is: when did my age and length of teaching experience become the defining factor in my ability to teach?

It Takes Two

TNTP | Posted 04.29.2014 | Education

Instead of watching and then offering feedback after the fact, we jump in to temporarily lead a class when a new teacher needs to see a critical technique done right, right away--and then spend our time together afterwards practicing until it's perfect.

Reclaiming the 'Art and Science' of Teaching

Melinda Gates | Posted 04.13.2013 | Impact
Melinda Gates

We've rendered the phrase "the art and science of" almost meaningless by using it to describe nearly any endeavor. But "art and science" is a nuanced way to think about the unique properties of teaching, one of the most important endeavors in any society.

The Global Search for Education: What Is the Fourth Way?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 03.30.2013 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Even after one has identified that the old ways of doing things are no longer working, coming up with system-wide comprehensive solutions as to how to develop better schools and school systems is challenging.

Getting Teacher Development Right

Andreas Schleicher | Posted 02.17.2013 | Education
Andreas Schleicher

The transformation of today's teaching force requires smarter development of professionals. The significant rewards that come with better educational outcomes show that getting this right is worth it.

World Class Teachers for All: Part of the Answer to 61 Million Out of School Youth

Ed Gragert | Posted 11.06.2012 | Impact
Ed Gragert

As countries look at how they are to assess student learning in a quality education, teachers will also need professional development on how to go beyond simple examinations.

New Portal Expected To Be Largest Online Teacher Resource

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 08.19.2012 | Education

MIAMI — Discussing education reform at Stanford University last year, the leader of one of the nation's largest teacher unions decided to turn t...

Being 'Transactional' Versus Being 'Transformational' in Schools

Larry Ferlazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Larry Ferlazzo

Let's go beyond simplistic notions of reward and punishment in education policy, and move towards genuine collaboration and cooperation.