31 Oct '14

News How can we improve the way we assess teachers?

An unsupportive environment makes teachers less effective. So how can schools evaluate performance in a challenging but constructive way?Effective teaching: 10 tips on what works and what doesntTeachers who work in supportive environments improve significantly after three years on the job, whereas teachers in unsupportive environments can become less effective, according to new research by the Sutton Trust.Previous research by Helen Timperley from the University of Auckland, found that the way teachers develop is similar to how students learn and can have a significant impact on how well students perform. With this in mind, the report suggests that continuous professional development should be built on the premise that is is an opportunity for teachers to improve student outcomes, as opposed any other progress measure. Continue reading...

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