Analyzing Teaching for Student Results: Special Edition (ATSR 20-223)


Friday, Jan 10, 2020
Thursday, Jan 30, 2020
Monday, Feb 10, 2020
Thursday, Mar 5, 2020
Tuesday, Mar 24, 2020
Thursday, Apr 9, 2020
Thursday, Apr 30, 2020


8:33 AM to 3:33 PM


Research for Better Teaching
One Acton Place
Acton, MA 01720

Current Status: 

In Progress


*Special Edition offering will be taught by The Skillful Teacher authors Jon Saphier and MaryAnn Haley along with RBT Senior Consultant Deb Reed. These presenters bring a wealth of knowledge about high expertise teaching and how to support leaders to grow their staff's teaching skills through effective observation and feedback.

Reflecting the national shift towards learning-focused supervision and evaluation, this program helps leaders zero in on high-leverage teaching strategies that make a difference to student learning. During the program, participants examine and use both a common language and a concept system about teaching to support any state framework. The program provides multiple opportunities for participants to develop keen observation and analytical skills that will support teachers in building their own capacity to impact students’ learning.

To ensure the alignment of our work with our national client base, crosswalks between The Skillful Teacher (2008) and Strengthening Teacher Evaluation (2014) and various states' and leading educators’ evaluation standards and models have been developed and are referenced in this program.

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Practice exercises, readings, video clips, case studies, collegial problem-solving, and fieldwork all emphasize a range of instructional leadership skills to:

  • Name, explain, and document what expert instructors know and do in many performance areas from classroom management to planning standards-based lessons and assessments
  • Communicate effectively about practices and decisions that impact student learning
  • Provide standards-based feedback and collegial conferences about teaching practice to stimulate reflection and growth, and thereby support and sustain high-quality teaching
  • Use multiple data sources to assess growth opportunities and help meet new requirements for teacher goal-setting and improvement planning

ATSR also includes a site visit to participants working within a 90-mile radius of the program location.

42 Hour Program with Site Visit 

For questions, please contact us at or (978) 893-0109. 


Participants completing all program requirements can optionally receive three graduate credits through Fitchburg State University for an additional fee.




Founder and President

Jon Saphier is the Founder and President of Research for Better Teaching, Inc., a professional development organization dedicated since 1979 to improving classroom teaching and school leadership throughout the United States and internationally.  ...Full Bio

Mary Ann is an experienced educational consultant currently working with school systems throughout the United States. Her consulting work focuses on developing instructional expertise and teacher leadership with new and experienced teachers and instructional coaches, the design and...Full Bio

Deborah Reed is the Executive Vice President and a senior educational consultant with RBT. She has worked with schools and organizations across the US and internationally on topics ranging from supporting high expertise teaching, school culture, and leadership development, to creating...Full Bio