Welcome Chuck Mayes to the Network for Educator Effectiveness team! NEE’s newest team member is a former educator for the Sikeston R-6 School District in Sikeston, Mo. He retired this summer after 30 years in K-12 public education, where he has served as a teacher, elementary principal, middle school principal, and for the last eight
Teacher evaluation is one of the many challenges school leaders are facing in their continued response to COVID-19. How should school leaders evaluate teaching in an uncertain environment, and what does effective teaching look like in remote learning settings? To answer these questions, the Network for Educator Effectiveness (NEE) is providing recommendations, resources, and templates
Research suggests when students set their own academic goals they experience greater achievement and motivation. My personal classroom experience supports this assertion that students who are engaged in setting and meeting their own learning goals are highly motivated to work. Students who participate in goal setting learn how a growth mindset leads to higher achievement.
As an educational consultant now for the past five years, I have worked with school districts to help teachers give their best to their students. One of those strategies is to develop a list of power standards for their grade level and content areas. Power standards, sometimes called priority or essential standards, are the standards
This post was written before NEE released our educator evaluation resources and recommendations for remote settings. Please visit the Evaluating Remote Teaching page to access the resources that are referenced in this post. As many schools look to continue forms of remote learning this fall in response to COVID-19, the Network for Educator Effectiveness is
On Friday, May 1, the Network for Educator Effectiveness hosted a webinar presented by Dr. Leigh Neier titled “Teach by design: Rethinking default settings to achieve student-centered classroom culture.” Dr. Neier is an associate professor in the Department of Learning, Teaching and Curriculum at the University of Missouri College of Education. In the session, Dr.
Last week, APA Division 15 published a new practice brief, Addressing Teacher Evaluation Appropriately. The brief makes two main recommendations for teacher evaluations: Practices should prioritize teachers’ professional growth and development Practices should recognize the context and complexity of teaching In this blog post, we’ll share the connections between the authors’ recommendations for teacher evaluation
On April 30, the Network for Educator Effectiveness partnered with Strengthening Equity and Effectiveness for Teachers of English Learners (www.SEE-TEL.org) to host the second of two webinars titled Teaching English Learners and Working with Immigrant Families from Home: Education in the Time of COVID-19. The webinar was geared toward secondary educators; a previous webinar Wednesday
On April 29, the Network for Educator Effectiveness partnered with Strengthening Equity and Effectiveness for Teachers of English Learners (www.SEE-TEL.org) to host the first of two webinars titled Teaching English Learners and Working with Immigrant Families from Home: Education in the Time of COVID-19. The webinar was geared toward elementary educators; a second webinar Thursday
On April 1, the Network for Educator Effectiveness facilitated an online discussion on providing remote learning resources and support as educators rapidly shift to distance learning models amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Panelists for the session were: Christie Terry, Educational Specialist with eMINTS National Center Kathryn Fishman-Weaver, Director of Mizzou Academy Lynsie Hunt, Assistant Principal at