Searching for Consistency Without Standardization in Teaching

This week, myself and my colleagues at Transforming Teaching released a white paper, From Quicksand to Solid Ground, drawing on several years’ worth of interviews and analysis, arguing for the need to build a system to support quality teaching. You can read it here, who endorsed it here, or an Education Week story describing the effort here, but today I just wanted to say a bit about the motivation for the work. One big framing question is how we might generate consistency without standardization. You are not going to get to the kind of deep learning we want for students–learning that requires students to think, problem solve, collaborate, create–by scripting the actions of their teachers. Hence the problem with standardization. But at the same time, every child in America, particularly…


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