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New Book Release: foreword by Jon Saphier

The authors of this book showcase how to make the most of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) by fully committing to the PLC at Work™ process. Learn how professional learning communities (PLCs) can be integrated with the ESSA education bill to improve student learning.

For more information on how to purchase the book or on the professional development opportunities that are aligned with the content of this book, please click "Learn More" below.

New Book Release (Anthology with a chapter by Jon Saphier)

See Jon's chapter on how leaders build strong Adult Professional Culture in this dynamic new book: Future Directions of Educational Change.

Call our office at 978-263-9449 if you are interested in presentations about Adult Culture for your leaders.

Announcing 2017 Summer Programs

The 2017 Summer Programs to be offered at the RBT Conference Center in Acton, MA are now posted.

Article in Principal Magazine January 2017 by Jon Saphier

New Book Release - High Expectations Teaching: How We Persuade Students to Believe and Act on "Smart is Something You Can Get"

The new release debunks the myth of fixed intelligence. For all the productive conversation around "mindsets," what's missing are the details of how to convince our discouraged and underperforming students that "smart is something you can get."

NEW TITLE: Transforming Ineffective Teams: Maximizing Collaboration's Impact on Learning

The Skillful Leader II has been reissued under new title. This important book arms administrators and teacher leaders with step-by-step strategies to confront and raise the performance of teams and individuals who undermine student learning.

Workshop for Aga Khan Education Services in Dubai

Starting on January 17th, 2015, President of RBT, Dr. Jon Saphier, will be leading a workshop in Dubai for leaders from the Aga Khan Education Services (AKES), which operates over 200 schools in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Kenya, Tanzania, the Kyrgyz Republic, Uganda, and Tajikistan.

Strengthening Teacher Evaluation (The Skillful Leader III) Supplements

Check out the newly posted downloads. In particular, see Crosswalk Aligned to Massachusetts Model System for Teacher Evaluation which identifies relevant sections of the book.

Five Things New Principals Need to Succeed

ASCD Express published this article on August 28, 2014 by Susan Szachowicz and Sharon Wolder, former and current principal respectively of Brockton High School, mentioning Research for Better Teaching in the section about "sense of priority."

Jon Saphier Presents to Cambridge School Committee

A proposal in May, 2014 of a comprehensive multi-year professional development initiative for Cambridge Public Schools called the High Expertise Teaching Project - available to view on video.

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