Ideas & Innovations

Greenhouse Schools

March 27, 2012

Greenhouse Schools


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Greenhouse Schools explains how feedback and other components of instructional culture create schools where great teachers want to work. 

TNTP surveyed thousands of teachers in 250 schools nationwide to identify high-performing “greenhouse schools”—those that keep more top teachers and get better results for students compared to schools that serve the same student populations. Then we took a close look at what leaders at these schools were doing differently.

The short answer: greenhouse schools prioritize great teaching above all else. 

They do it by hiring selectively, setting high expectations, giving teachers regular opportunities to collaborate, and making smart decisions when teachers perform well or poorly.

It’s a roadmap any committed school leader can follow and any committed district leader can support. 

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