Professional Development at Research for Better Teaching

Social Justice

RBT is on a mission to achieve social justice through equity and excellence in education. We believe that high-expertise teaching and leading are not just about developing knowledge and skill. They are about growing courage, conviction, and cultural proficiency. Skillful teachers and leaders use data to serve and not sort children. They are outraged by the gaps in opportunities to learn and willing to confront beliefs and practices that contribute to those gaps.  And they have an unwavering commitment to the growth mindset, sending consistent messages that they believe in their students and their abilities to achieve. RBT programs engage educators in reflecting on their beliefs and doing whatever it takes to serve each child.

Martin Luther King Jr.


"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education."