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Impact of Data Teams Article in The Learning Professional

Strong Teams, Strong Results: Formative Assessment Helps Teacher Teams Strengthen Equity by RBT's Nancy Love and Michelle Crowell, Principal of the Madeline English School appeared in the October edition of the Learning Forward Journal, The Learning Professional.

“What I’ve Learned is Inside the Black Box of Trust”

Look for Jon’s article, “What I’ve Learned is Inside the Black Box of Trust” in the December issue of The Learning Forward Journal, The Learning Professional.

This article addresses how school leaders build trust through every day behavior and use it as a foundation for school improvement.


Jon Saphier interviewed in Creighton Journal of Interdisciplinary Leadership

Abstract from the article, which can be found here:

Jon Saphier's post featured in International Education News

This week’s post in International Education News comes from Jon Saphier, President of Research for Better Teaching.  Like last week’s post from Allison Skerritt, this piece grows out of Jon’s chapter “Strong Adult Professional Culture: The Indispensable Ingredient for Sustainable School Improvement” from  from the book 

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.

How to Become A Skillful “Teacher of Teachers”

There is a range of skills, or areas of performance, required to become a skillful facilitator. Depending on your professional responsibilities, different skills are required to effectively execute the demands of the job. In this blog post, DeNelle West, RBT Director of Professional Development, outlines a framework of those skills.

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.