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Hayes, Lindsey; Lachlan-Haché, Lisa; Williams, Haidee – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2019
Beginning teachers need strong support systems. In addition to adjusting to the demands of the teaching profession, beginning teachers are often required to teach heavy classloads, manage the most challenging classrooms, and take on non-teaching responsibilities in addition to their regular teaching assignments. Although beginning teachers face…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Beginning Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction, Faculty Workload
Mizrav, Etai; Lachlan-Haché, Lisa – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2019
This Special Issues Brief from the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders (GTL Center) outlines the unique characteristics of high-need schools, supports state and district leaders as they consider their role in implementing initiatives with a focus on equity, and explores how programs can be customized to meet the unique circumstances of a…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Teacher Shortage, Disadvantaged Schools, Program Implementation
Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2019
State and district leaders can use the GTL Center's Snapshot on Mentoring and Induction to make informed policy decisions that take into account the evidence base for mentoring and induction strategies to improve supports for and equitable access to great teachers and leaders. The snapshot describes mentoring and induction strategies, how states…
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Mentors, Evidence Based Practice, Equal Education
Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2019
How can states help ensure that their systems are providing schools and educators with the essential data for improvement efforts? One powerful strategy is to collaborate with partners using a continuous improvement approach. Six states have been doing just that--working together to investigate and address specific, high-priority, high-impact ways…
Descriptors: Instructional Improvement, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, Faculty Development
Mizrav, Etai – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2019
Effective teachers can have a significant impact on student success; unfortunately, low-income students, students of color, English learners, and students with disabilities are more likely to be assigned to unqualified, less experienced, and less effective teachers. Inequitable access to effective educators is one contributing factor that…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Equal Education, Achievement Gap
Cohen, Marjorie D. – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2018
Career and Technical Education (CTE) is an essential strategy for transforming the country's education system. Unfortunately, most learners lack sufficient access to knowledgeable industry experts who can link what is taught in the classroom to what is applied in the real world. To support states in addressing this lack of access, the Center on…
Descriptors: High Schools, School Business Relationship, Vocational Education, Expertise
Benedict, Amber; Holdheide, Lynn; Brownell, Mary; Foley, Abigail Marshall – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2016
This Special Issues Brief from the Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability and Reform (CEEDAR Center) and the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders (GTL Center) outlines essential features for providing high-quality, structured, and sequenced opportunities to practice within teacher preparation programs. This brief is…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Competencies, College Faculty, Educational Innovation
Hayes, Lindsey; Lillenstein, Jennifer – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2015
Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), such as Response to Intervention (RTI) and Positive Behavioral Supports (PBIS), are crucial to early identification of learning and behavioral challenges and timely intervention for students at risk for poor learning outcomes. When aligned and coherently implemented with other key education reforms, such as…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Academic Standards, Teacher Effectiveness
Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2015
State implementation of new standards (revising, adapting, and adopting new standards) is a significant undertaking. Such an effort at the state level requires extensive support, planning, and resources. Implementing new state standards also requires the support of multiple education leaders--governors, legislators, state departments of education,…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, State Standards, Science Education, Science Curriculum
Yoder, Nick – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2015
Although Employers and colleges want candidates who are motivated and adaptable, are able to work well in teams and communicate effectively, have a strong work ethic, have solid interpersonal skills, and are strategic in their planning skills. Schools need to place a greater emphasis on social and emotional skills for students to prepare them for…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
Matlach, Lauren – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2015
Evaluation studies can provide feedback on implementation, support continuous improvement, and increase understanding of evaluation systems' impact on teaching and learning. Despite the importance of educator evaluation studies, states often need support to prioritize and fund them. Successful studies require expertise, time, and a shared…
Descriptors: Evaluation Research, Evaluation, Teacher Evaluation, State Aid
Matlach, Lauren – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2015
Teachers are our most valuable resource in education, and teacher leaders can maximize their impact on student learning by extending their impact beyond their own classrooms. Effective teacher leaders share their expertise, support the growth of other teachers, and increase the quality of instruction. This policy snapshot summarizes the literature…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Educational Policy, Public Schools, Urban Schools
Martella, Jana; Connors-Tadros, Lori – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2014
Early childhood educators play a critical role in preparing students for success later in their school experience. The instructional techniques, emotional supports, and assessment approaches for early childhood settings are different from classroom settings in later grades. How can states and districts develop evaluation systems that are tuned to…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Evaluation, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Evaluation
Yoder, Nicholas – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2014
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is crucial for improved educational attainment. As teachers help students achieve new college and career readiness standards, they need to use teaching practices that promote student social and emotional learning in the classroom. Our new resource, "Self-Assessing Social and Emotional Instruction and…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Correlation
Goe, Laura; Holdheide, Lynn; Miller, Tricia – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2014
Across the nation, states and districts are in the process of building better teacher evaluation systems that not only identify highly effective teachers but also systematically provide data and feedback that can be used to improve teacher practice. The "Practical Guide to Designing Comprehensive Teacher Evaluation Systems" is a tool…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Evaluators, Educational Change, Accountability
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