National Board certification mirrors PGES

The decision to pursue National Board certification is one of the best decisions an educator can make to grow professionally and more importantly, increase student achievement.

By |2021-10-04T08:14:56-04:00March 10, 2016|

The power of student voice

All students deserve the same opportunity I had to develop a voice within and outside of the classroom, and I believe any teacher is capable of helping a student develop that voice.

By |2015-12-18T10:05:22-05:00December 1, 2015|

TELL survey shows improved school working conditions

Overall, Kentucky educators are more positive about teaching and learning conditions in their schools than they were in 2013 according to results from the Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning (TELL) Kentucky Survey presented to the Kentucky Board of Education at today’s meeting. This year a record 89.3 percent – almost 45,000 – of eligible school-based certified educators in Kentucky responded to the anonymous, [...]

By |2020-08-25T11:33:25-04:00June 4, 2015|

New conversations about teacher leadership in Kentucky

Jana Bryant By Jana Bryant jana.bryant@daviess.kyschools.us Barnett Berry, one of the authors of Teaching 2030: What We Must Do for Our Students and Our Public Schools, believes “it is time to blur the lines of distinction between those who teach and those who lead.” This distinction ought to become even more blurred with Kentucky’s Professional Growth and Effectiveness [...]

By |2018-11-26T15:31:09-05:00January 22, 2015|

Peer observation helps raise our status as educators

Ryan Mann 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 other teachers are over the “Peer Observation” section. Teachers have long been wary of administrators critiquing their classroom performance based on a brief observation, and adding a peer into the [...]

By |2014-12-29T09:04:45-05:00December 11, 2014|

Problem-based learning and PGES

Lindsey Childers By Lindsey Childers lindsey.childers@trigg.kyschools.us Imagine a classroom that centers on discovery – a classroom that allows students to act as teachers and use the skills they have acquired to solve actual problems. This sort of classroom is possible and is, in fact, happening all over Kentucky. In my district, this classroom method is becoming a more [...]

By |2014-12-29T09:06:18-05:00December 4, 2014|

Peer observation offers a path to growth

Joseph Harris 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 is one of the most beneficial aspects of the Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (PGES). While my official peer observation for PGES is scheduled for sometime next semester, I’ve actually [...]

By |2014-11-24T16:08:00-05:00November 25, 2014|
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