Are You Smarter Than a 6th Grader?

A post by Amy Tepper and Patrick Flynn Many of us have been wowed watching the Jeff Foxworthy show with 5th graders, but recently, we were wowed as we watched 6th graders set the bar for instructional leaders… Read More

Birds of a Feather Flock Together

A Post by Amy Tepper and Patrick Flynn We were sitting in Patrick’s living room the other day attempting to write, but found ourselves distracted by the geese in the backyard. We caught ourselves saying out loud, “welcome… Read More

Big Data and Educator Effectiveness and Accountability

This past week I had the privileged to travel to Tianjin China and present at a Forum hosted by Tianjin University of Technology. The forum provided an opportunity for experts from various fields to collaborate and share ideas… Read More

A Message to PEAC:  TEVAL Should Promote Reflection*

*A follow up to my previous post – Connecting Teacher Action with Student Outcomes. This morning I attended a meeting of the Performance Evaluation Advisory Council (PEAC).  PEAC, charged with leading Educator Evaluation in the state of CT, began… Read More

Connecting Teacher Action with Student Outcomes

“Growth” has been one of the more elusive words in educational jargon over the past few years.  Its use triggers reactions from so many due to ill-fated or, better put, poorly constructed attempts to connect it to educator… Read More

A Message to Disconnect in Order to Connect

I left for the Learning Forward Conference in Vancouver yesterday and, since I left, I have received two messages – loud and clear – that I need to “disconnect” a little. Now that word means many different things… Read More

Two CT Districts Heading to Vancouver

West Hartford and Canton Public Schools… will be presenting along with ReVision Learning Partnership next week at the Learning Forward Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Learning Forward Conference, entitled Connecting Landscapes for Learning, has been designed this… Read More

CT Court Decision Can Help Reshape Educator Practice

A Sense of Hope for CT Education Listening to today’s news on the car ride to school with my son, a sense of tremendous optimism for CT education came upon me. In a decision that could fundamentally reshape… Read More

Gratitude For Five Years-Here’s to Five More

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. ~ William Arthur Ward This past month, ReVision Learning Partnership celebrated its Five Year Anniversary. I wanted to take a… Read More

Making Video-Based Calibration Matter

At ReVision Learning Partnership we want to ensure evaluator capacity focuses on high quality feedback. Teachers deserve to trust their observations. School administrators need to know evaluators can deliver feedback focused on student achievement. Taxpayers should demand an effective… Read More