If excellent teaching is not innate, how do we coach, develop, and train teachers to become the champions that every child deserves?
As a team, we define heart as “teacher-led community that builds both social capital and buy-in from teachers”.
A one-day approach to teacher training isn’t just inconvenient. It’s weak practice, with research suggesting that educators do not typically learn much from an eight-hour session. Teachers, instead, benefit from an ongoing process of professional development that’s focused on instructional leadership and rich content — and goes on throughout the school year.
Detroit has lost more than 1 million residents since its peak in 1950. Once-beautiful homes sit boarded up in a 672,000-person city that housed 1.8 million people nearly seven decades ago. But this city still has fight left in it, as we discovered on our sixth Knowledge Matters School Tour stop.
Kinder is a tightly knit 2,400-person community in western Louisiana. The biggest monument in the area is the Coushatta Casino Resort, where many of the local residents work.Of the nearly 1,000 students enrolled in the town’s two public schools, about 60 percent are classified as low-income.
When was the moment you fell in love with learning? If you ever fell in love with learning? For most of us, it probably wasn’t when we were conjugating verbs, learning about inferences, or sequencing events. More likely it happened when our papier-mâché volcano erupted, we won a class debate, or we learned why something we were interested in happened.