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Shared Inquiry on Display in Cotsen Classrooms

  Acacia Elementary (Fullerton School District) and Coeur D’Alene (Los Angeles Unified School District) welcomed film crews to selected Cotsen classrooms the week of Oct. 12. Headed by Bill Siegel, Great Books Foundation staff member and professional learning consultant who trains educators how to use Shared Inquiry, the team videoed Shared Inquiry conversations in the […]

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ART of TEACHING Participant School District Named Second Most Improved in California

Recently, GreatSchools named Whittier City School District California’s second most improved school district in 2012, citing its substantially improved test scores over the last three years. The district’s considerable improvement has been attributed to an increase in collaboration and teacher-leadership, including the establishment of professional learning communities and curricular improvement teams led by teachers. Four […]

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A Classroom for Teachers

By Jennifer Chambers, The Detroit News Great teachers are not born — they’re taught. That philosophy is the impetus behind a two-week teaching lab held annually at the University of Michigan’s School of Education, where the teacher and her methods are under study by educators, policymakers and others who hope to learn more about what […]

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How to Grade a Teacher

By James Encinas, Kyle Hunsberger and Michael Stryer, Los Angeles Times Op-Ed We’re teachers who believe that teacher evaluation, including the use of reliable test data, can be good for students and for teachers. Yes, yes, we know we’re not supposed to exist. But we do, and there are a lot more of us. Continue […]