Professional Development for Teachers

The State of Teacher Evaluation in Indiana

A recent study conducted by Standard For Success on the state of teacher evaluation shows a case for providing clear, actionable feedback to employees.  SFS collected data from 60 participating school districts and ran a quantitative analysis comparing...
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3 Principles for Shaping Teacher Evaluations & Professional Growth Plans

It’s no secret that schools need to find new ways to engage and develop their teachers to retain their staff and deliver high-quality education. While workshops, seminars, and training courses can inform and motivate, they aren’t enough to...
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Why are our Best and Brightest Students Not Choosing to Become Educators?

School districts across the nation are continuing to report a growing shortage of teachers as teachers are jumping ship in record numbers. According to a national survey of college freshman conducted in 2016, “the number of students who say they...
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How to Improve Accuracy & Effectiveness of Teacher Evaluations

How effective are your teacher evaluations? Are they being conducted according to the universal guidelines set out by your school district? It’s possible that they are not being conducted accurately. That was the finding of a consulting group that analyzed...
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4 Ways to Reduce Teacher Turnover Rates

In early 2015, NPR sounded the alarm over what appeared to be a trend for high teacher turnover rates — citing that the “revolving door of teachers” is costing school systems billions a year. The numbers cited in the report — 50 percent of new...
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