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  • September 25, 2015

    Using New Research to Improve Student Motivation

    Teachers know that motivation matters. It is central to student learning; it helps determine how engaged students are in their work, how hard they work, and how well they persevere in the face of challenges.…

  • September 22, 2015

    Improving Observer Training: The Trends and Challenges

    The third brief in a series examining trends in teacher evaluation, this report details findings both from recent research on observer training and from conversations with experts from district officials in five districts.

  • September 3, 2015

    Lessons from Paper Airplanes

    Working to reliably land paper airplanes, educators, researchers, and other workshop participants experienced how improvement science offers a different way to solve problems and collect data.

  • August 18, 2015

    Why a NIC?

    Organizing in networks is not a new idea. But the joining together of improvement science and networks affords great promise for accelerating educators’ efforts to improve our nation’s schools. Learn more about networked improvement communities.

  • August 4, 2015

    It’s Complex

    In education, we often talk of confronting complicated problems, when they are truly complex problems. The difference between complicated and complex truly matters in how we works towards our end goals. It is time we…