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Feedback for Better Teaching: Nine Principles for Using Measures of Effective Teaching
Teachers want to succeed, but the conditions for success aren't always in place, leaving educators on their own to adjust practice. This summary offers a set of guiding principles to inform the design and implementation of high-quality teacher support and evaluation systems based on three years of work by the Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project, its partners, and other leading school systems and organizations. More in-depth discussion of the MET project’s analyses to date may be found in the project’s research reports and non-technical briefs here.
The National Board partners with diverse stakeholders, representing educators, administrators, policymakers and advocates, to ensure that many more students in America have the opportunity to learn from accomplished teachers.
Research shows that teachers learn best from each other, and that a school leadership model that leverages teacher leadership can positively impact instruction. Why not turn to teachers to help lead in the area they know best?
In this open letter to teachers, I am restating my claim that teachers are the experts. I urge teachers to talk with other teachers about their practice, and raise their voice about what they need to help their students learn.
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