Better Feedback for Better Teaching

Author: Jeff Archer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118701980

Category: Education

Page: 384

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A new and proven paradigm for evaluating teacher effectiveness The Measures of Effective Teaching reflects the work of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project. The project is dedicated to finding new and more reliable ways to evaluate teacher effectiveness than merely relying on test scores. In the book, Thomas Kane and Steve Cantrell include the key findings on the teaching practices that contribute to student achievement for example starting each class with a clear objective, diagnosing/correcting common student errors. They give school and district administrators a new, more accurate and constructive system for teacher evaluation and feedback. Offers a much-needed resource for accurately measuring how teachers perform in the classroom From the acclaimed Measure of Effective Teaching project of the Bill & Melinda Gate Foundation Thomas Kane is deputy director of education for US Programs at The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Steve Cantrell is a senior program officer for research and evaluation at the foundation Based on research from the MET project, this important resource gives school administrators an effective way to evaluate teachers.
Improving Teaching through Observation and Feedback

Author: Alyson L. Lavigne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317692256

Category: Education

Page: 167

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In response to Race to the Top, schools nationwide are rapidly overhauling their teacher evaluation processes. Often forced to develop and implement these programs without adequate extra-institutional support or relevant experience, already-taxed administrators need accessible and practical resources. Improving Teaching through Observation and Feedback brings cutting-edge research and years of practical experience directly to those who need them. In five concise chapters, Thomas Good and Alyson Lavigne briefly outline the history of RttT and then move quickly and authoritatively to a discussion of best practices. This book is a perfect resource for administrators reworking their processes for new evaluation guidelines.
Feedback for Better Teaching

Author: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation


ISBN: OCLC:1065546221


Page: 12

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Teachers want to succeed, but they typically lack the conditions for success. Teachers generally work in isolation. They're on their own to adjust practice to better serve students. What guidance they get often is plagued by vague teaching standards, overly numerous and often trivial learning objectives, and testing systems that measure only some of the outcomes that educators value for students. Success itself remains ill defined. The partners in the Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project--a group of thoughtful individuals in districts, unions, schools, research institutions, and technical organizations--told from the outset that current evaluation systems were not being used to improve teacher support. To help states and districts navigate the work of implementing feedback and evaluation systems that support teachers, this paper offers nine guiding principles based on three years' of study, observation, and collaboration with districts. Prior reports tested, and ultimately supported, the claim that measures of teaching effectiveness could be valid and reliable. These principles fall into three overarching imperatives: (1) Measure Effective Teaching; (2) Ensure High-Quality Data; and (3) Invest in Improvement. (Contains 1 figure.).
Music Teaching Style

Author: Alan Gumm

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781574631036

Category: Music

Page: 182

View: 118

(Meredith Music Resource). An exciting, balanced approach to student performance, music learning and personal change. Written in an informal, engaging style, the text is highlighted by anecdotes, quotations, challenges for self-reflection, and techniques used by the author and top professionals in the field. The result a fulfilling, productive and successful music teaching experience.
TALIS 2018 Results (Volume II) Teachers and School Leaders as Valued Professionals

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9789264805972


Page: 250

View: 496

This report aims to provide an in-depth analysis of teachers’ and school leaders’ perceptions of the value of their profession, their work-related well-being and stress, and their satisfaction with their working conditions. It also offers a description of teachers’ and school leaders’ contractual arrangements, opportunities to engage in professional tasks such as collaborative teamwork, autonomous decision making, and leadership practices.
The Cambridge Handbook of Corrective Feedback in Second Language Learning and Teaching

Author: Hossein Nassaji

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108662031

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines


View: 853

Corrective feedback is a vital pedagogical tool in language learning. This is the first volume to provide an in-depth analysis and discussion of the role of corrective feedback in second and foreign language learning and teaching. Written by leading scholars, it assembles cutting-edge research and state-of-the-art articles that address recent developments in core areas of corrective feedback including oral, written, computer-mediated, nonverbal, and peer feedback. The chapters are a combination of both theme-based and original empirical studies carried out in diverse second and foreign language contexts. Each chapter provides a concise review of its own topic, discusses theoretical and empirical issues not adequately addressed before, and identifies their implications for classroom instruction and future research. It will be an essential resource for all those interested in the role of corrective feedback in second and foreign language learning and how they can be used to enhance classroom teaching.
Corrective Feedback in Second Language Teaching and Learning

Author: Hossein Nassaji

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317219934

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 190

View: 693

Bringing together current research, analysis, and discussion of the role of corrective feedback in second language teaching and learning, this volume bridges the gap between research and pedagogy by identifying principles of effective feedback strategies and how to use them successfully in classroom instruction. By synthesizing recent works on a range of related themes and topics in this area and integrating them into a single volume, it provides a valuable resource for researchers, graduate students, teachers, and teacher educators in various contexts who seek to enhance their skills and to further their understanding in this key area of second language education.
The New Teacher Revolution

Author: Josh Stumpenhorst

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781483379951

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 847

For 21st Century Educators – The New Rules Of Student Engagement Today’s classroom demands teacher innovation and rejection of outdated practices, especially when someone tells you it’s “always been done” a certain way. In this book, Josh Stumpenhorst details his methods for improving student outcomes with unorthodox thinking. Content includes: Building relationships built on trust and respect, not fear and punishment Why you need to rethink homework and letter grades, which—in their current forms—are harming learning How to leverage technology by not treating it as a “shiny toy”, but rather fully understanding their power as tools for massive progress
Paying for Better Teaching

Author: Samuel B. Bacharach

Publisher: Organizational Analysis &

ISBN: STANFORD:36105032798592

Category: Compensation management

Page: 72

View: 851

President Reagan's promotion of merit pay as the main vehicle of educational change has prompted a sharp debate. This monograph presents arguments for and against merit pay and assesses its relative worth as a means of improving American education. First, merit pay is defined as a compensation system linking individual teachers' salaries to performance evaluations. "New style" merit pay ties salaries to students' standardized test scores, instead of to teachers' classroom activities. Merit pay differs from master teacher plans aimed at increasing hierarchical complexity to construct better career paths for teachers. Merit pay can provide monetary incentives, rewards, feedback, administrative controls over the teaching process, and retention and recruitment benefits. Arguments against merit pay outweigh advantages; pay-for-performance systems overemphasize teachers' need for extrinsic rewards and motivators, may negatively affect desire for high performance, foster teacher rivalry, and pose administrative burdens associated with defining and evaluating superior teaching. Overall costs and union resistance are even thornier problems. Several alternatives are discussed, including reforms and exceptions within the unitary salary schedule, career promotions, and goal-oriented management and participation systems compatible with effective schools reasearch. This literature emphasizes cooperative agreements and mutual problem-solving as keys to changing school management. Appendices include synopses of recommendations of major reports on education (1983) and three sets of data on teacher salaries in relation to salaries in other occupations. A bibliography with 57 references is also included. (MLH)