Today we’re launching, in partnership with the Center for Teaching Quality, an online guide: Steps to Creating a Teacher-Powered School. The guide walks teachers through the stages in creating a school designed and run by teachers. It’s an updated, interactive version of the PDF guide with the same name released earlier this year.
We wanted to be sure you were aware of the FinnFest scheduled August 6-7, 2014 at Carlson School of Management, U of MN. E|E's Ted Kolderie is featured on the closing panel, with Pasi Sahlberg. There are lessons our country and our state can learn from Finland—most notably, how they trust their teachers.
It should be obvious, Ted Kolderie writes in his new book, that education policy is stuck in a faulty theory of action; trying to drive change into an inert system rather than working to change what makes K-12 an inert system.
On May 19, 2014, Education Evolving launched our Teacher-Powered Schools Initiative at the Education Writers Association’s 67th National Seminar’s “Teachers Take Charge” panel discussion. The launch coincides with the release of our new national survey data that that reveal overwhelming public support and teacher interest in a professional partnership model of teacher leadership, or “teacher-powered schools.” This new initiative is laser-focused on improving student learning and making teaching a better job for teachers.
E|E hosts national forum for individuals and organizations most closely involved with teachers and teaching. Teacher partnerships (a move away from the boss/worker model), quality and turnover were discussed.
Is is sensible to use a one-dimensional definition of achievement? Is it fair? So far as proficiency in reading and math is a goal -- and it is, for all students -- is conventional school really the only route to achievement for all students?