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Thomas R. Guskey

Thomas Guskey is a professor of educational psychology in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky, and is well known for his work in professional development and educational change. Guskey served on the policy research team of the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future, and has been named a Fellow in the American Educational Research Association. He is the author or editor of 20 books.

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    When we engage in professional learning, we do it for one big reason: to get better at supporting students. Rigorous and thoughtful program evaluations can provide the critical connection between well-designed programs or initiatives and continuous improvement that builds essential knowledge and skills for educators. Evaluation helps us examine what […]
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    Teaching is a demanding profession. Teachers dedicate themselves to having all their students learn well and take pride in seeing their students’ learning success. But what happens when students don’t succeed? How do teachers explain students not learning well or not reaching expected levels of achievement? In a recent research […]
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    Douglas Reeves of Creative Leadership Solutions, and Thomas Guskey from the University of Kentucky, give a 30-minute preview of their full-day Learning Forward Annual Conference session. This webinar discussed how to become better advocates for the best available research and unpacked some prevailing myths in education.
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    In Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Alice asks the Cheshire Cat, “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” the cat tells her. “I don’t much care,” Alice says. “Then it doesn’t […]
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    In this webinar, Authors Thomas Guskey and Patricia Roy explore key components of Learning Forward’s Data Standard and provide insights into crucial role of data in designing, implementing, and evaluating professional learning. Topics in this webinar include an overview of the five levels of professional learning planning, and strategies for […]
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    Improving the literacy skills of struggling high school readers remains one of the greatest challenges educators face today. Students who are two or more years behind grade level in their language arts skills have little chance of successfully completing a rigorous program of studies in high school and are the […]
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