2020 The Skillful Teacher Video Contest

It was 40 years ago, in the first edition of The Skillful Teacher, that Jon Saphier first detailed the research-based pedagogical skills it takes to be an effective teacher. Since then, Jon Saphier and his RBT colleagues have continued to build on this knowledge and engage teachers and leaders across the country in the deep study of what we call high-expertise teaching. 

RBT held a video contest to recognize and share the outstanding work of teachers across the country who are working hard to put into practice the skills from The Skillful Teacher in order to provide their students with better teaching every day.

We are pleased to announce our contest winners:


Ms. Jamie Fougere
Grade 2, ELA/Special Education
Harwich Elementary 
Monomoy Regional Schools, Chatham, MA


Ms. Gretchen Leckie-Ewing
Grade 12, Advanced Placement Literature
Hoover High School
North Canton City School District, North Canton, OH


Ms. Raquel Moroles
Intensive English
Colegio Americano de Torreon 
Torreon, Coahuila, MX

Ms. Rebecca Wait and Ms. Michele DeMaino
Grade 6, Math
Holten Richmond Middle School
Danvers Public Schools, Danvers, MA

Mr. Steven Denlinger
Grade 10, Grammar/Syntactical Structure
Stafford High School
Stafford County Schools, Stafford, VA

Ms. Emily Webb
Grade 1, Art
Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD