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Vulnerable and Strong at the Same Time

"Over the last 40 years, I have been working directly with instructional leaders -- principals, instructional coaches, and the central office personnel who supervise principals -- on their roles in improving classroom teaching and learning. This has brought me into over 6,000 classrooms K-12 in about 1,000 schools from Alaska to Maine.

Let's Get Specific About How Leaders Can Build Trust

Trust is an essential element in successful schools. When educators trust their leaders and each other, academic achievement rises. Read Jon Saphier's article, "LET’S GET SPECIFIC ABOUT HOW LEADERS CAN BUILD TRUST", in the December issue of The Learning Professional to learn how leaders can build trust in their school communities. 

Give students the gift of believing in themselves

Give the gift of inspiring all students to believe in themselves.  Read Jon Saphier's article, How to Inspire All Student to Believe in Themselves, to learn how.

Impact of Data Teams Article in The Learning Professional

Strong Teams, Strong Results: Formative Assessment Helps Teacher Teams Strengthen Equity by RBT's Nancy Love and Michelle Crowell, Principal of the Madeline English School appeared in the October edition of the Learning Forward Journal, The Learning Professional.

“What I’ve Learned is Inside the Black Box of Trust”

Look for Jon’s article, “What I’ve Learned is Inside the Black Box of Trust” in the December issue of The Learning Forward Journal, The Learning Professional.

This article addresses how school leaders build trust through every day behavior and use it as a foundation for school improvement.


Jon Saphier interviewed in Creighton Journal of Interdisciplinary Leadership

Abstract from the article, which can be found here:

Jon Saphier's post featured in International Education News

This week’s post in International Education News comes from Jon Saphier, President of Research for Better Teaching.  Like last week’s post from Allison Skerritt, this piece grows out of Jon’s chapter “Strong Adult Professional Culture: The Indispensable Ingredient for Sustainable School Improvement” from  from the book 

Jon Saphier featured in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Carrie Seidman featured Jon Saphier and his approach to developing good teachers in the opinion section on May 26, 2018. Check out the article here