As I have been preparing for Tuesday's Secondary Quarterly Meeting, I've been doing a lot of reading. I've attached an article by Mike Schmoker that I commend to you. Schmoker is a passionate advocate for effective teachers and effective teaching.
In his book, Results Now, he argues that in most schools and districts a "buffer" exists which works against innovation and improvement.
"…school culture and supervision tend to ignore or divert teachers from implementing and… Continue