Learning from the Experts offers an intimate look at the ways education policies collide with everyday classroom practices and illustrates how thoughtful, solutions-oriented and results-driven teachers are reframing debates in education today.
Early career teachers now make up a "new majority" (52 percent) of the workforce. Their ideas about the profession are often radically different from the previous generation's but are not often heard in education reform. Learning from the Experts draws on the work of the nonprofit organisation Teach Plus to address this divide.
In this lively collection, emerging teacher leaders in dialogue with seasoned leaders weigh in on the most difficult challenges in education today. Topics include the appropriate use of data, teacher effectiveness, retaining talented teachers in high-needs schools, reforming teacher unions, supporting teacher leadership, and strengthening the teaching profession itself.
Celine Coggins is the founder and CEO of Teach Plus. Heather G. Peske is the associate commissioner for educator quality at the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, USA. She previously worked as the vice president of programmes at Teach Plus. Kate McGovern is the communications manager at Teach Plus.