teacher improvement

August. It’s like a setting straight out of a National Geographic TV special where elusive, mysterious mammals have been spotted frantically gathering food and materials for themselves and their young in preparation for winter. The camera crew (and Bear Grylls?) hover nearby documenting the entire process for viewers. The viewers are most likely sitting placidly [...]

A recent article in Education Week titled, “Is PD Behind Teacher Improvement? Maybe Not, Analysis Cautions,” questions the effectiveness of professional development in improving teaching practice and suggests it may not be money well spent. Of course money comes up because that seems to be our only metric these days in evaluating whether a practice [...]