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TNTP Re-imagine Teaching

What Do Thousands of Watches Have to Do With Improving Schools?

Confused by the high number of students who take remedial courses in college, we wanted to know what they were doing in school in the twelve years prior. To find out, we turned to an unlikely technology: potty-training watches.

Adam Maier

A California Education School is Changing the Rubric to Put Kids First

Last year, the CSU Chico School of Education began using the TNTP Core Rubric to train its teachers—and made critical changes to the tool to meet the unique needs of California’s classrooms.

Erin Grogan and Amy Hammerle

After a Long Summer, We’re Reflecting on the Power of Talented People

We're proud to share some early results from our Summer 2017 training programs.

Dan Weisberg

Putting Great Teaching at the Heart of Blended Learning

Without great teaching, blended learning isn’t learning at all.

Kelvey Oeser and Blair Rush

A Day in the Life of a Teacher Leader

Rhonda Ferguson leads her school’s culture team and teaches a classroom full of pre-K kids, all while participating in DCPS’s intensive teacher development program—here’s how she does it.

April Inez Kaplowitz

Confronting the Professional Development Mirage

When it comes to professional development, where should a district begin if they want to get a handle on what works and what doesn't?

Richard Green

DCPS Takes a Leap Toward More Effective PD

In The Mirage, we challenged school systems to set clear, measurable goals around professional development and determine what works and doesn't work. D.C. Public Schools answered the call.

Dan Weisberg

How I am Learning to Practice What I Preach

It's hard for experienced teachers to challenge themselves to learn more and continue improving their instruction, but doing so benefits both students and teachers.

David Gesualdi

Has Teacher Evaluation Ruined Everything? Studies Say: No

Although many parents and teachers don’t think new evaluation systems have worked, the evidence coming from schools using them tells a very different story.

Andy Jacob

How Can States Help Teachers Improve?

State leaders and policymakers play a critical role in driving innovative teacher development strategies and creating the conditions for teachers to grow.

Berrick Abramson

Taking The Mirage on Tour

After releasing The Mirage in August, we spent the rest of 2015 presenting our findings and listening to folks who are doing the hard work of helping teachers improve every day. Here’s some of what we've learned along the way.

Dina Hasiotis

Creating the Conditions for Strong Teacher Development

Achievement First welcomes a close examination of their teacher development bright spots and blind spots in order to continually improve their approach.

Doug McCurry

Join the Teacher Development Discussion

How can we get better at preparing new teachers for the classroom and setting them up for long-term growth and success?

Liesl Groberg

Come On, Teachers: Let’s Own Our Development

One Fishman Prize alumni challenges teachers to figure out their weaknesses and own their development in order to improve upon them.

Steven Sanders

What Andy Smarick Gets Wrong on What The Mirage Gets Wrong

Critiquing measures of teacher performance in The Mirage misses the bigger issue: our collective failure to measure the impact professional development has on teachers.

Dan Weisberg

A Radical Act of Teacher Development

A teacher reminds us that true improvement at any challenging task is hard and requires honest reflection on where we are—and where we want to be.

Jennifer Corroy Porras

The Mirage Conversation Continues

While it’s been inspiring to see The Mirage garner attention in the last month, it’s also clear that there is still confusion about the challenges of teacher development.

Andy Jacob

Getting Real About Teacher Development

The Mirage doesn't reveal a clean, direct solution for improving teacher development—it raises fundamental questions that need to be answered. How will we respond?

Dottie Smith