Blog posts from Research for Better Teaching

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, please check out Solution Tree.

If you'd like to explore professional development opportunities that delve into the topics covered in this book, check out our in-district course offerings.

High-Expectations Teaching would be of interest to schools or districts looking to deepen their understanding of how to motivate all students by embracing a "Growth Mindset" and the concept that "smart is something you can get" (Jeff Howard, 1986).

If your school or district is looking to become better at using data to inform decision making, you may want to look at Coaching High Impact Teacher Teams which helps increase the effectiveness of teacher teams by focusing on the highest leverage actions to improve teaching and learning. Or, you may want to check out one of our other data-driven courses Data Coaching: Unleashing the Power of Collaborative Inquiry or Formative Assessment for Results.