Amazing Article on Teacher Training in NYTimes Mag

Data Driven Teaching, Assessment Techniques, Incentive Based Teacher Pay Programs, Scaling What Works, Recruitment Strategies, Management vs. Instruction, and a new Teaching Taxonomy are all on the table in Elizabeth Green’s recent article “Building a Better Teacher,” in Sunday’s New York Times Magazine. It’s a great read.

Green’s article focuses on Teacher Training guru and founder of Breakthrough partner Uncommon Schools, Doug Lemov’s journey to name and share his Teacher Taxonomy. His goal: to make a common language for his teachers to use with his students in order to raise student achievement in his network of Charter Schools.

At Breakthrough we’re excited to pilot a standardized Teacher Training model across half of our sites in Summer 2010. We know there is value in a common language and a common set of practices. As we look toward the future, we’re hoping to take part in the work that Lemov is leading.

Take a second to check out the really cool interactive videos on teaching!


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