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To Break the Mold, Is Competency Learning the Key?

Ask an educator about what it’s like teaching a room full of students, and you’ll likely hear a similar refrain: No two kids learn the same way or grasp concepts at the exact same time.As a result, educators often say they resort to “teaching to the middle.” More schools are starting to question whether traditional … Continue reading To Break the Mold, Is Competency Learning the Key? →

How to Keep Good Teachers in the Game

Engaging, motivated teachers are at the heart of every successful school. For schools like Rocketship, where 75% of teachers come from Teach for America, which recruits mostly recent college grads to commit to two years, finding ways to train and keep them becomes that much more of a priority. What’s their strategy? First, they pay … Continue reading How to Keep Good Teachers in the Game →

How Should Teachers Be Evaluated?

Should test scores be used as a way to measure teacher performance? The question these days is not so much “should”–  but “how”? In Massachusetts, teacher unions are attempting to control their own fate by having a hand in creating the guidelines. From The Boston Globe: Many teachers unions around the country, including the state … Continue reading How Should Teachers Be Evaluated? →

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