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RBT announces job search for Chief Operating Officer

Research for Better Teaching is seeking candidates for the key position of Chief Operating Officer. The successful candidate will interview clients who seek services and will be the main connector between clients and RBT’s corps of consultants. In addition, this COO is the hub for long-term projects with clients seeking systemic, sustainable improvement efforts for classroom teaching and learning. E-mail Saphier@RBTeach.com with letter of interest and resume.

Jon Saphier featured in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Carrie Seidman featured Jon Saphier and his approach to developing good teachers in the opinion section on May 26, 2018. Check out the article here

Jon Saphier will be a featured speaker at the Illinois Deep Equity Institute

The Corwin Deep Equity Institute is a one-day event in Chicago, IL designed to lay the groundwork for developing the foundation for organizational growth by giving educators the tools to have authentic conversations, overcome equity barriers and become courageous leaders of cultural transformation.

New Book Launch: The 7th Edition of The Skillful Teacher is now available to purchase

Research for Better Teaching is thrilled to announce that the latest edition of The Skillful Teacher is now available for purchase! Written by Jon Saphier, Mary Ann Haley-Speca, and Robert Gower, this seminal work is the comprehensive resource for all educators – no matter where they are in their career. Building on decades of research, The Skillful Teacher offers evidence-based instructional strategies for today’s classroom including easy-to-understand scripts and videos.

New Book Release: foreword by Jon Saphier

The authors of this book showcase how to make the most of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) by fully committing to the PLC at Work™ process. Learn how professional learning communities (PLCs) can be integrated with the ESSA education bill to improve student learning.

For more information on how to purchase the book or on the professional development opportunities that are aligned with the content of this book, please click "Learn More" below.

New Book Release (Anthology with a chapter by Jon Saphier)

See Jon's chapter on how leaders build strong Adult Professional Culture in this dynamic new book: Future Directions of Educational Change.

Call our office at 978-263-9449 if you are interested in presentations about Adult Culture for your leaders.

Announcing 2017 Summer Programs

The 2017 Summer Programs to be offered at the RBT Conference Center in Acton, MA are now posted.

Article in Principal Magazine January 2017 by Jon Saphier

New Book Release - High Expectations Teaching: How We Persuade Students to Believe and Act on "Smart is Something You Can Get"

The new release debunks the myth of fixed intelligence. For all the productive conversation around "mindsets," what's missing are the details of how to convince our discouraged and underperforming students that "smart is something you can get."

NEW TITLE: Transforming Ineffective Teams: Maximizing Collaboration's Impact on Learning

The Skillful Leader II has been reissued under new title. This important book arms administrators and teacher leaders with step-by-step strategies to confront and raise the performance of teams and individuals who undermine student learning.

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