One of the ways we celebrate teaching is to explore the practices of great educators, capture lessons learned, and share with others so that we can elevate the entire profession.
Researchers at Battelle for Kids conducted hundreds of hours of focus groups and in-depth interviews with teachers from across the country over the past several years. We discovered that highly effective teachers—those who make extraordinary academic gains with students—consistently discuss four themes when describing their practices.
- Continuous Improvement
- High Expectations
- Stable Environment
Highly effective teachers helped students achieve greater academic gains by balancing and integrating all four dimensions of effectiveness in their practice. Armed with this insight, we made it our mission to help all educators learn from these great teachers.
BFK•Connect is a process that helps teachers, administrators, and school organizations discover and leverage their strengths to become more effective. Learn more
The Best Teacher in You: How to Accelerate Learning and Change Lives
What does teaching look like at its very best? How are great teachers able to ignite the love of learning among their students and change students’ lives? What are the keys to accelerating learning among both teachers and students? This book provides revealing answers to these important questions. Discover powerful insights about the mindsets, behaviors, and change processes of highly effective teachers. Learn more and order a copy of the book.