Several years ago, YES Prep replaced a step-and-lane teacher compensation system with our Teacher Continuum. Here are some key lessons we've learned.
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August 29, 2014
August 27, 2014
At YES Prep, our Instructional Excellence Rubric (IER) is the foundation for our teacher development and evaluation system. Three principles for successful teacher evaluation have guided our work.
August 26, 2014
What we believe contributes most to a teacher's success is the support available at school. Realizing this, we created our own teacher training and certification program.
August 25, 2014
What's the secret sauce at YES Prep? This week, we will discuss the main driver of our success: the quality of our people. Let's start with how we hire them.
August 22, 2014
Secretary Duncan announced that states will get additional flexibility and time to get teacher evaluation right. But will his announcement bring about change?
August 21, 2014
There are certainly challenges in adopting personalized learning, but I believe the benefits are more compelling each day. Here are 4 critical steps when launching a personalized learning initiative.
August 20, 2014
Data is necessary to adequately define and address student needs. How can a school protect student information and still benefit from personalizing instruction?
August 19, 2014
The tendency to standardize content even permeates professional development for personalized learning. So how can principals give personalized learning a real chance to succeed?
August 18, 2014
Differentiated learning is sorely needed, but sometimes personalized learning technology creates a gap--and a tension--between individual learning time and teacher-led instruction time.
August 15, 2014
Neither the Secretary of Education nor the NEA is the "bad guy," but both need to be willing to compromise. Where to start? I think we need a 2-year moratorium on the consequences associated with testing.