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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.

"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.

“The Power of Observation: 5 Ways to Ensure Teacher Evaluations Lead to Teacher Growth”

INTERVIEW – Winter 2013 “The Power of Observation...

“Unleash the Power of Data Through Collaborative Inquiry”

INTERVIEW - Fall 2012, ...

"Do 'Consoling' Messages Hinder Math Achievement?"

ARTICLE - May/June 2012, by Laura Cooper, RBT Consultant - Published in the Harvard Education Letter Online Edition

"Carpe Diem: Implementing Our New Teacher Evaluation Regulations"

ARTICLE - Spring 2012, "Carpe Diem: Implementing...

"Investing in Evaluators: An Interview with Jon Saphier"

ARTICLE - February 2012, "Investing in...