Thursday, July 9, 2020

Peer observation offers a path to growth

By Joseph Harris joseph.harris@lawrence.kyschools.us In the past few years, I’ve come to realize that peer observation is a powerful professional growth avenue for teachers, and it...

Time to put assessment at forefront of our thinking

By Natalie McCutchen, Mike Stacy and Brad Clark Across the state, self-reflective teachers and supportive administrators are building communities of practice where all stakeholders are...

Kentucky’s effectiveness system recognized for thoughtfulness, educator input

Kentucky is one of three states that were singled out in an opinion piece written by Bill Gates that appeared in the Washington Post...

Balancing choreography and calling in the classroom

By Lee Ann Atherton leaann.atherton@mccracken.kyschools.us One Sunday night recently, I did something ridiculous for any self-respecting teacher. I went to a concert three hours away –...

It comes down to trust

By Sarah Yost, NBCT Sarah.yost@jefferson.kyschools.us For two years, I’ve served my school in the hybrid role of teacher and lead teacher for English/language arts. I teach...

Peer observation helps raise our status as educators

By Ryan Mann ryan.mann@scott.kyschools.us With this year’s rollout of Kentucky’s new Teacher Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (TPGES), some of the biggest concerns I’ve heard from...