Content Knowledge for Teaching and the MET Project — Summary
A teacher has more impact on student learning than any other factor controlled by school systems, but currently, there is no agreement among education stakeholders as to how to identify and measure effective teaching. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation launched the Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project to develop and test multiple measures of teacher effectiveness. This summary highlights the Content Knowledge for Teaching component of the study.
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.
Ever since the Empowering Effective Teachers initiative began in Hillsborough County, Florida, Robert Kriete’s professional learning community has taken a more targeted, and more productive, approach to improving practice.
The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) is a research and policy group whose efforts to modernize the teacher profession are driven by the belief that all children deserve effective teachers.
Aug 04, 2016
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