Let’s Talk: Nobody Knows Teaching Like Teachers

Over the course of two years, The Gates Foundation engaged more than 30,000 teachers via 10 discrete surveys. We supplemented that work with qualitative research, including 10 focus groups and dozens of in-depth, one-on-one conversations. We even analyzed what teachers are saying about their classrooms, the profession, and systems among peers in edchats, blog posts, and tweets. Here are some of the larger narratives we tapped into, a small sampling of short stories written by educators, an overview of what we learned, and a series of recommendations detailing how to support teachers, help them design new solutions, and advance their profession.