Kathryn Parker Boudett and Elizabeth A. City
proposes a fundamental shift in how educators think about the meetings we attend. Written by two editors of Data Wise
, the book argues that these gatherings are potentially the most important venue where adult and organizational learning can take place in schools. This simple, succinct, and practical book shows how meeting planning can become a key strategy in the service of school improvement.
“This concise volume offers an effective and efficient set of tools and routines that we have found highly useful in organzing our work. The agenda template, used in conjunction with Meeting Wise norms, roles, and activities, helps to keep everyone on track and create shared ownership of the meeting's success. Meeting Wise is an invaluable resource for making the best use of our limited time together..”
—Tony Bryk, president, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
Teacher Quality 2.0
Frederick M. Hess and Michael Q. McShane
The editors of Teacher Quality 2.0 have convened a diverse array of contributors to examine promising innovations in teacher preparation, compensation, and evaluation. Together, they investigate whether current efforts to improve the quality of our nation's teachers will be able to keep up with thse innovations—or, worse, will hold them back.
“Recent changes in the state and federal stance toward teaching have been nothing short of a policy revolution. But revolutions in policy do not solve all of the underlying problems, and they create new problems of their own. Teacher Quality 2.0
provides useful insights and new ideas on where the teacher quality revolution needs to go next.
—Douglas N. Harris, associate professor of economics and director of the Education Research Alliance for New Orleans, Tulane University