Jon Saphier

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Let’s get specific about how leaders can build trust

By Jon Saphier | December 1, 2018

School leadership literature repeatedly identifies trust as essential for creating high-gain schools — schools where student gain scores are more than one year’s worth of achievement at a given grade level. These are schools that get results beyond what their demographics would have predicted (e.g. Bryk & Schneider, 2002; Bryk, Sebring, Allensworth, Luppescu, & Easton, […]

The Equitable Classroom

By Jon Saphier | December 1, 2017

Cultural proficiency is a skill set that all American teachers must have.

Book Club

By Jon Saphier | October 1, 2016

High Expectations Teaching: How We Persuade Students to Believe and Act on “Smart is Something You Can Get” By Jon Saphier High Expectations Teaching is an assets-based approach to advancing student achievement by helping students believe that “smart is something you can get” and that one’s ability to do something is based on the effort extended […]