We grow the capacity of your people to improve student achievement.
Transform your school into a culture of trust and collaboration in less time with fewer resources.
Don’t let your teachers become isolated.
When teachers and administrators don’t get the personal and professional support they need, student outcomes decline. Productivity drops. Soon, the overall climate and culture hits rock bottom.
No one should be set up to fail.
Teachers are overwhelmed.
Year after year, teachers are asked to change their thinking and practices based on new standards. They’re overwhelmed, burned out and don’t know where to turn for help.
We know it’s easier said than done.
You’re putting in 60+ hours a week. You’re pulled in so many different directions, it forces you to react, abandon plans, and address immediate needs.
You want to be effective.
So much has changed from when you started. From goals, to curriculum, to the social and emotional needs of students, it’s difficult to keep up and give everyone the support they need when they need it most.
Our clients say it best!
Tepper and Flynn take the most powerful strategy for change we know—feedback— and comprehensively break it down into themes that are well-grounded in theory and practice. Treat Feedback to Feed Forward as a master cookbook.
Tepper and Flynn create a system of support to help administrators through every stage of the evaluation process.
Tepper and Flynn, are most responsible for my professional growth as a teacher and leader. These tenets have built my leadership capacity on a myriad of levels: from effectively collecting evidence during a classroom observation to giving effective and actionable feedback to teachers.
Assistant Professor, UCONN
The recursive structure and collaborative nature of the experiences within their support model invited the discussion of pedagogy at a level that was much deeper than that which would otherwise takes place in average professional learning experiences.
School improvement begins in the classroom. To this end, our work with Patrick has been a “game changer” for the Bethany Public School District, leading to improved student achievement.
Through our work with Amy, my colleagues and I have learned how to focus on the essential elements of instruction to determine what truly impacts student achievement. As a whole, this process has enabled me to grow tremendously as an observer and as someone who gives supportive feedback. I cannot believe how far we’ve come in this process! Thank you so much, Amy!
Whether you’re a teacher, instructional coach, or administrator, Tepper and Flynn guide you through strategies to plan for and adapt to student interactions during an observation in order to improve the quality of feedback for the teacher. Simply put, this book is delicious. Try it in digestible bites through the chapters or all at once for the big picture.
Amy Tepper & Patrick Flynn
Educational Coaches & Facilitators
Since meeting in 2013, what has defined Patrick and Amy as a team is a blending of unique experiences in the field of education coupled with an enduring drive to promote growth in others. Together, they cultivate new levels of learning for those who influence student outcomes through the support of teachers. They bring a diversity in their skill sets that creates a powerful force for change with Amy’s high level of understanding of research-based teaching and learning across disciplines and grade levels and Patrick’s experience in supporting organizational design and shared decision-making. Together, they transform teams by building capacity and redesigning complex systems of schools to ensure sustainability and impact.
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Administrators, Coaches, Teachers
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Our books provide the perfect support for instructional leaders and teachers on a mission to grow their personal and professional development.
Feedback to Feed Forward: 31 Strategies to Lead Learning
As a leader, you know that feedback is essential to teachers’ growth and development. But crafting the right feedback can be daunting. How do you conduct comprehensive observations, accurately analyze lessons for effectiveness, and develop high-leverage action steps that bring lasting change to teacher practices and student outcomes? This how-to book, designed for leaders in all roles and at all experience levels, provides a dynamic yet practical leadership model focused on precisely those key tasks.
“Leading learning meets specificity! Tepper and Flynn take the most powerful strategy for change we know—feedback— and comprehensively break it down into themes that are well-grounded in theory and practice. Treat Feedback to Feed Forward as a master cookbook. Look for what you need and delve into it with a connoisseur’s appetite.”
Michael Fullan, Professor Emeritus, OISE/University of Toronto
University of Toronto
Learner-Focused Feedback: 19 Strategies to Observe for Impact
Observing to determine how and if students are learning is complex because the concept of learning is complex. Building on our foundational standards of effective observation and feedback and twenty-one core skills introduced in Feedback to Feed Forward, Learner-Focused Feedback offers new strategies for engaging with learners in a variety of ways within different instructional structures. You will find this second comprehensive guidebook serves as a valuable companion or extension to our first book.
“A leader’s most important job is to help teachers understand their impact on student learning. Collecting evidence of learning through observation is a difficult skill to master, but Tepper and Flynn have given us the tools we need in this essential new resource.”
John Hattie, Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne, Australia
We believe everyone is a learner and a teacher.
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