Using observer calibration to boost educator effectiveness

There are many ways to improve educator effectiveness — personalized learning, timely and meaningful feedback, targeted professional development, professional learning communities — and all play important roles in developing a teacher’s skill and expertise.

Using observer calibration to boost educator effectiveness 2018-11-14T10:47:24+00:00

How to prepare for ESSA

Many teachers have come to expect change as a routine part of their occupation. Not only do classes change every semester or year, but education requirements are constantly evolving as policymakers try to determine the best way to educate and evaluate the nation’s children.

How to prepare for ESSA 2018-07-07T08:07:22+00:00

Are you missing out on the real value of performance management? Part 3

In Part 2, we discussed how to use technology to collect and analyze performance data that align with district priorities. But collecting and analyzing data isn’t enough. District leaders must use the information and insights gained to improve classroom instruction.

Are you missing out on the real value of performance management? Part 3 2018-10-15T11:51:57+00:00

What is observer calibration and why does it matter?

Calibration is a term used often when speaking about the need to ensure accuracy among observers, yet the multiple ways in which calibration is defined has resulted in various interpretations of what calibration is, and is not.

What is observer calibration and why does it matter? 2018-07-07T08:09:37+00:00

Are you missing out on the real value of performance management? Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, we explained that educators and students realize the true value of performance management when evaluations contribute to a culture of continuous improvement that ultimately advances student achievement … and that means collecting and analyzing meaningful performance data to empower decision-making. 

Are you missing out on the real value of performance management? Part 2 2018-10-15T11:53:52+00:00

The Power of “Yet”

Recently I had the privilege of hearing the 2017 Florida Teacher of the Year, Jessica Solano, deliver a keynote address. In her presentation, she talked about the power of “yet” and the undeniable hope and expectation that this small three-letter word conveys.

The Power of “Yet” 2018-07-07T08:11:29+00:00

Getting to the core of personalized professional learning

It’s not a new concept that educators need differentiated professional learning opportunities. It is an emerging trend that seeks to support educator‐centered, 21st century learning.

Getting to the core of personalized professional learning 2018-07-07T08:14:03+00:00
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