The expression “practice makes perfect” depends on the value of that practice. Tom Arnett, Research Fellow at the Christensen Institute, argues that good practice must be feedback-informed. In an exclusive interview, Tom dives into “purposeful practice” and gives an example of a program that’s doing it right.
As educators who are passionate about improving our practice, we left the classroom in order to help schools better support teachers. We found that recent dialogue has questioned the mere existence of professional development, and much of the conversation has focused on what’s not working in the field. For that reason, we created The Cycle, where education leaders can join a candid discussion about how schools are taking fresh approaches to providing relevant, inspiring, and effective professional learning. We’re excited and honored to facilitate this dialogue. more
Peter DeWitt features KickUp in his latest Education Week article, citing KickUp as a solution to help administrators and coaches understand, demonstrate, and increase the impact of their professional learning efforts. DeWitt discusses how KickUp helps tighten the feedback loop between the teachers, coaches, and administrators. Read the full article here.