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Better Feedback for Better Teaching

Better Feedback for Better Teaching: A Practical Guide to Improving Classroom Observations offers practical guidance for improving observer training, assessment, and monitoring so all educators can benefit from trustworthy observations that provide them with meaningful, accurate, and actionable feedback.

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Focus on Teachers: Anna Hull, Cultivating Student Voice

Teacher leader, Anna Hull, engages studenst in making real classroom decisions.

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Encouraging News for Large-Scale High School Reform

Too many young people growing up in U.S. cities are not succeeding in public high schools: they graduate unprepared for postsecondary education and the workforce or do not graduate at all. While urban districts have tried an array of turnaround strategies, success on a large scale is rare.

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Teacher Survey: Evaluation is Leading to Improvements in Teaching and Learning

Can teacher evaluation really make teachers better? Can it improve student learning? Last week, Teach Plus released a new report (of which I’m a co-author) showing that teachers in an early-adopter district believe that evaluation is in fact having an impact on teaching and learning. Policy makers would be wise to pay attention.

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Focus on Teachers: Beth Lasure, Refining the Art of Observation and Feedback

Teacher leader Beth Lasure is not one to miss a teachable moment.

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