Teachers Know Best: Teachers Views on Professional Development

Commissioned by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to gain insights into professional development for teachers, this study found broad agreement among teaching professionals on what comprises good professional learning. It also found consensus among teachers regarding the need to support and develop their teaching skills because they directly impact student outcomes. However, only 29 percent of teachers included in the study were highly satisfied with the professional development currently available to them. The report examines effective professional development practices and the roadblocks standing in the way of their implementation. 
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