Recent work on improving teaching effectiveness has focused on preparing and hiring better teachers and on identifying and removing the lowest-performing teachers. These efforts are critical, but by themselves they affect only a small percentage of the total teaching force and students. To improve teaching and increase student achievement at scale, districts need to fundamentally restructure the job of teaching—changing the working conditions, requirements, expectations of and rewards for the profession of teaching. This degree of restructuring means an overhaul of the whole system of funding, assigning, supporting, compensating, evaluating, retaining, and dismissing teachers.
This guide offers practical guidance for restructuring the teaching job tailored to your district’s situation.
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