A study by the prestigious TNTP http://tntp.org/ reported that teacher training doesn’t make the grade.
The study announced on August 5, 2015 reported that investments in ongoing training for teachers usually did not improve their performance and schools should rethink how they bolster teachers’ skills.
The Brooklyn-based organization, formerly known as the New Teacher Project, which trains educators and promotes stringent evaluations, analyzed several years of data from three school districts. The study found the district spent an average of $18,000 per teacher yearly on professional development, including coaching in the classroom, formal feedback, vendor contracts for training and staff time.
The analysis found performance improved substantially for only three out of 10 teachers in those districts during two – … >>> READ MORE >>> →
Consistency in approach is important for youth. One common complaint I hear from teachers who use the Discipline Without Stress system is that it can be tough for students to experience consistency when all the faculty and staff in the school aren’t on the same page in terms of handling discipline problems.
That’s why I offer an In-House Staff Development package for schools, which promotes responsible behavior and increases academic performance.
Schools who engage in the training benefit because it helps reduce office referrals and suspensions, diminish bullying, increase safety, and enhance academic performance.
Teachers benefit because it improves classroom management skills, empowers teachers to better handle classroom disruptions, and reduces stress.
Student benefit because they start to behave more … >>> READ MORE >>> →
A prime thrust of teacher training programs should be teaching what to do when a new teacher first enters the classroom.
Teaching is the only profession that does not train its practitioners to do what is necessary when they first enter the profession. In the case of teaching, this means entering the classroom and immediately getting the respect of their students; creating a climate of trust so they will not be harmed physically, emotionally, or psychologically; and creating an atmosphere where students want to be.
A recent report by the National Council on Teacher Quality in their recent study, “Teacher Prep Review 2103 Report,” indicated that teaching how to create … >>> READ MORE >>> →