October 2015

The Real Mirage of Teacher Development

Something curious happened in “The Mirage,” the recent TNTP report on teacher development:  the authors appeared to ignore one of their most compelling findings.  It’s too bad, as it was a finding that seemed to corroborate what I have been hearing in my own research.  

I am currently working on my dissertation, an interview-based study of teachers describing their most powerful professional learning experiences, and in considering the full complement of stories I have been...

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