The turn of the calendar may only mark the unofficial halfway point of the school year, but this is still a great opportunity to reflect upon all that has happened in 2015.
In case you missed them, we've compiled our top three posts read by school leaders this year.
Does anyone really benefit from observations? Unfortunately, research shows that many educators feel they aren't getting much out of observations. In this post, Dr. Michael Moody explains 3 steps you can take now to stop wasting time and get the most out of observation and feedback processes.
When you walk into a classroom, how can you be sure that students are really on their way to being college- and career-ready? Here we share how the five Core Practices can help you identify what effective teaching and learning really look like at all levels.
Great teachers matter. This is a fact that can't be emphasized enough. While research has failed to find a strong relationship between heightened credentials (more advanced degrees, licenses, and endorsements) and teachers' performance, it is clear that high quality feedback does have a significant impact on a teacher's effectiveness. In this blog, Dr. Michael Moody poses three simple questions you can ask yourself to gauge the quality of feedback you provide your teachers.
Hopefully these posts have been helpful and enlightening for you, too. We look forward to sharing much more in 2016!