Jon Saphier - Sept. 23, 2014: Three years from now, in 2017, the current focus on teacher evaluation will have died away. Not that it wasn’t needed ... However, the fundamental education challenge we face, is not evaluating teaching, it is improving teaching.
Why Teacher Evaluation is the Wrong Priority
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.
MSSAA PD Workshops 2014-2015
RBT to hold 2 workshops in Leadership & Evaluation strand. Register now!
Jon Saphier Launches Blog
Jon Saphier has just launched a personal blog at www.saphier.org to share current insights and enduring understandings he has learned from more than 40 years of teaching and working with schools and districts.
Characteristics of an Effective School District
Jon Saphier - July 2014: Professions with rigorous professional standards have nine characteristics. But certain conditions must be present in districts to make progress toward creating these characteristics.
How to Close Achievement Gaps
Jon Saphier - July 2014: Achievement gaps between white students and African-American, Latino, and poor white students is endemic in American society...Yet, hundreds of schools in this country serving disadvantaged children manage to get break-the-mold results...
Welcome to the NEW RBTeach.com
Research for Better Teaching is pleased to announce the launch of our new website.
Special Packages for The Skillful Leader Series
Now available are three packages of publications for The Skillful Leader series, with savings over purchase of individual books.
"15 Minutes to a Transformed Lesson"
ARTICLE – August 2013, “15 Minutes to a Transformed Lesson” with accompanying video - By Jon Saphier in Learning Forward’s Journal of Staff Development.