When new teachers practice proven strategies, they build a strong foundation for student learning and their own growth. But a new report found that teacher-prep programs don't teach essential skills, and few include practice and direct feedback as part of their training.
In Baltimore, we're applying what we've learned from our hands-on classroom management training in a new literacy course for teachers, which focuses on the the concrete skills, resources and opportunities to practice with colleagues that they'll need to transition to the Common Core.
A new report finds that districts lack strategies to develop the next generation of school leaders, including by failing to leverage the teacher-leader roles that could help build a sorely needed cadre of principals. Our work in Philadelphia provides one possible way forward.