Effective Teaching

December 2011
Vol. 32 No. 6

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Professional learning's impact comes from alignment across subjects, grades, and buil

When we talk about teacher evaluation through the Learning Forward lens, our goal is that standards-based professional learning will provide the context for how school and district leaders respond to the […]

Integrating individual professional learning into comprehensive learning systems 

Build strong relationships within your group as you use these guidelines and worksheet to create a charge statement that clarifies the groups purpose, expectations, timelines, and responsibilities.


THE ELEMENTS OF EFFECTIVE TEACHING: Professional learning moves vision, framework, and performance standards into action. By Joellen Killion and Stephanie Hirsh Effective teaching emerges from a vision for teaching and learning, […]

Rising above the floodwaters 

Tap helps louisiana school rebuild professional learning program.

The view from the seats 

Student input provides a clear picture of what works in schools.

In the recipe for effectiveness, professional learning is the key ingredient 

 Whisk one-quarter cup mayonnaise with two tablespoons of lemon juice. Add to it 12 ounces of drained tuna packed in olive oil, one-half cup chopped drained roasted red peppers, 10 […]

No more excuses — Let’s get busy with the challenges at hand

 Today we know more than ever about what constitutes effective teaching and how we can ensure more students leave their K-12 education career- and college-ready. Research has consistently affirmed the […]

Professional learning’s impact comes from alignment across subjects, grades, and buildin

When we talk about teacher evaluation through the Learning Forward lens, our goal is that standards-based professional learning will provide the context for how school and district leaders respond to […]

The ability to value diversity requires extensive, ongoing learning experiences 

Culturally proficient educators continuously assess school policies, systems, and procedures to determine if they favor some groups over others. When educators discover inequities, they transform the policy or practice to […]

Lessons from D.C.'s evaluation system 

Teachers give impact low marks on support and professional development.

What makes a good teacher? 

The Bill & Melinda gates foundation digs for answers with its measures of effective teaching project.

The elements of effective teaching

Student success depends on effective teaching— not just occasionally, but every day in every classroom and school. Effective teaching impacts students’ academic, physical, socialemotional, and behavioral well-being. Effective teaching occurs […]

Vulnerability is power in leadership and relationships 

 Every family has its stories, its inside jokes. One of my family’s is that, no matter what question someone asks of me, my answer is frequently, “I don’t know, but […]

Measurement makeover

Florida district revamps teacher evaluation to focus on student achievement.

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