Designing Evaluation Frameworks with Development at the Core – Part II: Raising Rubric Rigor

By Hendy Avenue | July 12, 2017

This post is the second in a series on how innovators are reimagining the design and implementation of evaluation and development frameworks. To read our first post in the series, on the impact of frequent observations, click here. Most teacher evaluation systems today include direct observations of teacher practice by an administrator, in which the…

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5 Strategies for Scaling Effective Coaching

By Hendy Avenue | June 19, 2017

Our team spends a lot of time thinking about how to develop teachers. We believe that investing in the professional growth of teachers has the potential to dramatically change the landscape of education in our country and the lives of millions of children. While school systems across the U.S. spend billions of dollars annually on…

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Great Leaders, Great Teachers: How Cleveland Metro is Investing in Leaders

By Hendy Avenue | May 22, 2017

In response to Race to the Top, many states, including Ohio, revised state statutes requiring school districts to develop new evaluation models.  In a collaborative effort, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District and the Cleveland Teachers’ Union developed the Teacher Development and Evaluation System (TDES). We partnered with the talent team at CMSD to develop tools…

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Coach's Corner: Book Review of Get Better Faster

By Hendy Avenue | April 7, 2017

We all know that teaching is hard, but being a new teacher can sometimes seem downright impossible. Fortunately, Paul Bambrick-Santoyo has laid out a critical tool for driving the professional growth of new teachers in his latest book, Get Better Faster: A 90-Day Plan for Coaching New Teachers. The Chief Schools Officer for High Schools…

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Designing Evaluation Frameworks with Development at the Core – Part I

By Hendy Avenue | March 14, 2017

Encouraged by Race to the Top and the Department of Education’s ESEA waivers, teacher evaluations moved into the education policy limelight during the last decade. Dozens of states updated antiquated systems–usually nothing more than a checklist of low-impact items–into multiple measure approaches with student achievement a preponderant component. While this was a critical first step,…

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Welcome to the Hendy Avenue Blog

By Hendy Avenue | March 1, 2017

Welcome to Hendy Avenue Consulting’s new blog! Over the past four years, we have have been fortunate to partner with wonderful school systems across the country to help them grow and retain talent.  And we’ve learned a lot! We are excited to launch this site as an opportunity to share what we’re learning, disseminate research,…

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