Category Archives: Effective Teaching

Register for Learning Policy Institute’s Upcoming Webinar: Building a Strong, Sustainable Teacher Work Force

From our friends at Learning Policy Institute: You’re invited to join the Learning Policy Institute (LPI), the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) for a webinar on Wednesday, October 26 at … Continue reading

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Instructional Coaching | Beyond Best Practices

“Coaching is becoming popular, in part, because many educational leaders recognize the old form of professional development, built around traditional in-service sessions for teachers, simply doesn’t affect student achievement” (Knight 2006). Instructional coaching alone doesn’t necessarily support teachers to be … Continue reading

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The Federal Equity and Excellence Commission Report

Last week the federal report on equity in education was released by the congressionally mandated Equity and Excellence Commission. Entitled “For Each And Every Child,” it focuses more explicitly on educational opportunity and the role of poverty in student achievement than … Continue reading

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The Common Core, Pre-Reading, and Equity

Our Curriculum Developer Zaretta Hammond co-authored an article for the new issue of Phi Delta Kappan titled “Text and Truth: Reading, student experience, and the Common Core” (requires subscription). Zaretta and her co-author Susan Sandler write that the Common Core … Continue reading

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Teacher of the Year Update

Remember that Alameda County teacher of the year, I’Asha Warfield, who told us that “what keeps me believing in the work I’m doing as a coach is what I learned at the National Equity Project CFE institute”?  She is one of … Continue reading

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A Few Ways to Build Student-Teacher Rapport

 “Trust between teachers and students is the affective glue that binds educational relationships together.  Not trusting teachers has several consequences for students. They are unwilling to submit themselves to the perilous uncertainties of new learning. They avoid risk. They keep … Continue reading

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A School Turnaround in one Democratic Convention Speech

Governor Deval Patrick of Massachusetts spoke at the Democratic National Convention on the first night and referenced a school in Boston that has turned around.  We were encouraged especially by the support services that help students deal with the effects … Continue reading

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