Teams that believe in themselves can change the world. Having a clear and coherent professional growth process is essential for cultivating a professional growth culture in your school - and the good news is that it’s simple with iAspire.Read More
A simple question to ponder: What is your primary reason for evaluating your teachers - measuring or developing teacher effectiveness?
Now the harder question: Do your practices support your primary reason, or is there a disconnect? How do you know?Read More
iAspire is the only digital solution with a growth plan process built right into the software. Here are the 6 simple steps iAspire walks you through in minutes to co-create and monitor professional growth goals in a growth plan.Read More
A recent study by Education Next found that many districts are struggling to develop coaching at scale that provides the desired impact for their teachers. As coaching programs grow, there seems to be a diminishing return on effectiveness. Here are a few common challenges schools face with coaching all their teachers…Read More
Coaching is now the preferred type of professional development for many school systems. In a rapidly changing world coaching is no longer just a luxury for the select few, but a resource every teacher and administrator deserves to have. However, many of the current approaches aren’t that effective. For coaching to be successful it must meet these five requirements:Read More
Being an educator is a noble pursuit that will impact generations to come. This is the reason you invest in professional development and coaching your teachers. Over $18 billion dollars is spent each year to this end. However, 71% of our teachers still remain unsatisfied with the coaching they are receiving. Here are 5 reasons the current approaches to coaching our teachers are not working…Read More
No matter how hard you try to design amazing professional development experiences, your teachers will choose to engage with those experiences for their own reasons, not yours. Because of this, effective professional development and coaching should start with teacher input. Here are four reasons you must start with teacher input…Read More
Planning is essential in the world of education. It should come as no surprise then that teachers spend nearly half of their time involved in planning activities. With so much of their time being spent on planning, it’s important that the time is well-spent and helps achieve their most important goals.
However, just devoting enough time to planning won’t result in successfully meeting the goals - it’s critical to have the right ingredients as well. If you’re missing a key ingredient, all of your best laid plans could go awry just like it did with Blackberry.
You’re not in Hollywood, so you can’t rely on flowery speeches to motivate your people to grow. It requires smart, intentional planning to achieve those goals. Fortunately, it’s a pretty simple formula for what it takes on your part as an administrator to help your teachers grow. Let’s take a look at 3 simple tips to help your teachers achieve lasting professional growth.Read More