Articles

The Evidence-Driven Leadership Manifesto
K-12 leaders must abandon the delusion of “data-driven” decision-making, and instead embark on a serious evidence-driven overhaul of learning, teaching,[...]
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[...]