Making Sense of Teacher Professional Development

Learning Teaching: News Digest
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Edthena founder Adam Geller writes in Ed Surge: From my experience as an educator and that of most every other educator I meet, it seems obvious that the process of evaluating a teacher is inherently not the same as providing coaching and support. So what, then, might be contributing to this alternative understanding of the K-12 public education system? This misunderstanding is likely rooted in the general language we use to describe teacher quality initiatives in conversation and media. At some point, we started using the less politically-charged and more generic label of “teacher quality” in place of the more specific but controversial label of “teacher evaluation” to describe specific efforts and initiatives.

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