Teaching & Learning

Teaching & Learning

Classroom Opportunity: Creating a Personalized Learning Experience

Michael B. Horn and Meg Evans

At Santa Rita Elementary School in Los Altos, Calif., a scene unfolded in 2010 not too different from scenes in schools around the country. A fifth-grade student, Jack, started the year at the bottom of his class in math. He struggled to keep up and considered himself one of those kids that...

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Toward Teacher Evaluation that Promotes Professional Learning and Growth

By Angela Minnici

Most teacher evaluation systems being developed at both the state and district levels rely on a theory of action that implies evaluation is a powerful lever for improving teaching performance and ultimately student outcomes. Each evaluation system identifies essential teaching behaviors (often...

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