In The Transparent Teacher: Taking Charge of Your Instruction Through Peer-Collected Classroom Data, Kaufman and Grimm describe how the culture of isolation that teachers face in schools stymies improvement. Teachers need more open collaboration, the authors argue, to meaningfully practice and refine their instruction.
This practical, comprehensive book outlines the authors’ unique model of Teacher-Driven Observation (TDO), a three-part observation process which helps teachers take charge of their own growth, effectiveness, and overall job satisfaction through classroom data collected by peers. Teacher-Driven Observation puts professional learning in the classroom context, building its impact on instruction and student learning.
Written for teachers and administrators alike, the book includes examples and tips, along with a case study of a school that leveraged TDO to produce impressive improvement in instruction and growth in student outcomes.Download Data Collection template (figure 3.3 from book) Download Introduction & Chapter 3