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Rubrics as Growth Pathways for Instructional Practice
Who's the best person to decide what instructional practices to use in a lesson? Obviously, the teacher who planned the lesson, and who[...]
Visibility & Zoom: the Evidence of Practice Grid
Is teacher practice always something we can actually see in an observation?Sometimes, the answer is clearly yes. But as I've argued over[...]
Instructional Purpose: The Right Practice for the Right Circumstances
When should teachers use any given instructional practice?If we're going to give feedback about teachers' instructional practices, it's worth asking:When is it appropriate[...]
Lecturing from the Back of the Room: The Data Conspiracy
Earlier this week, I asked for examples of oversimplified expectations——when administrators reduce teaching to whatever is easiest to observe and document...[...]
The Observability Bias: A Crisis in Instructional Leadership
Our profession is facing a crisis of credibility:We often don't know good practice when we see it.Two observers can see[...]
How To Organize Your Experience On Your Résumé So You Get In The “YES” Pile
How should you list your work history, experience, and skills on your résumé, so you get in the "YES" pile[...]