What's The Plus videos
Farida Mama Graham
Successor Principal, KIPP Academy Lynn Middle School
Teach Plus Massachusetts Teaching Policy Fellowship Alumna
3rd grade teacher, Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy, Boston
Teach Plus Greater Boston Teaching Policy Fellowship alumna
Teach Plus and Boston Compact team up to bring the Boston Educators Collaborative!
Teach Plus Teacher Leaders Redefine Professional Learning
When professional learning is job-embedded, teachers can experience it on a regular basis. Boston TLPL Teacher Leader Amanda Hathaway says that this is the best way teachers can learn to implement new strategies that work. "When we work together around these challenges, it impacts student learning and we can engage students more deeply in higher-level content."
When a classroom teacher facilitates professional learning, it is more meaningful for participants. Candace Hines, a Memphis TLPL Teacher Leader, knows that she best learns from observing other teachers. "Observing is so important to me because I want to give them opportunities to practice so that as a group we can analyze what they're doing to make sure it's being done correctly.”
Boston TLPL Teacher Leader Lindsey Horowitz led a three-day, 15-hour workshop for teachers. Taking classes with the same teachers before has allowed her to build strong relationships with a professional learning community. "Not only is it more sustained, it is much more collaborative."
Teachers On Common Core
Watch D.C. Teaching Policy Fellowship alum Shane Donovan's class ride a hovercraft as part of a Common Core physics lesson.
Watch LA Teaching Policy Fellowship alum Pam Chirichigno's class partipate in a Common Core lesson.
Watch LA Teaching Policy Fellowship alum Pam Chirichigno's class particpate in a Common Core lesson.
Teachers on Policy Change
Watch Los Angeles Teaching Policy Fellowship alumna Bootsie Battle-Holt testify before state education committee on teacher quality legislation.
Watch Teach Plus Board member and Indianapolis Teaching Policy Fellowship alum Emanuel Harper testify before Congress on teacher evaluation.
Teachers on Assessment
Watch these Massachusetts Teaching Policy Fellows discuss why they think PARCC is a better test than MCAS.
Watch Executive Director Lindsay Sobel argue for the adoption of PARCC in Massachusetts.
Watch Chicago Teaching Policy Fellow Sherrise Lucas discuss PARCC and the Common Core.