Blog Archive Hero

Our Blogs

Improve your practice, deepen your thinking

Personalized Learning for All

May 28, 2016

As teachers we have all been there. Stuffed into a dimly lit room with a speaker droning on while bullet point after bullet point in a useless PowerPoint flies by. Educators often have no escape from mandated professional development. They get rewarded not with learning but a certificate of showing up. A badge of being […]

Read More →

Claim, Connect, Action: Making Teacher Feedback Effective

May 23, 2016

Doing it right means so much more than getting it right. A lesson we have learned working with evaluators across the country, especially with teacher evaluations. At ReVision Learning we know the challenges of observing teachers, collecting evidence, and analyzing our notes against attributes and frameworks. We realize then taking all of this information and […]

Read More →

Accuracy will Never be Enough in Educator Evaluation

May 6, 2016

What answer do you think you will get when you ask the average teacher which they would prefer: Have an evaluator observe and tell them what they did during the lesson? OR Have an evaluator help them understand how what they did during the lesson represented strengths in helping students learn, and to point out […]

Read More →

Making Sense of Educator Evaluation

April 21, 2016

As an educational community, it is time to reconsider our current approach to educator evaluation. Changes made over the past five years have turned performance review into a series of events strung together to monitor either teacher or leader performance within a school.  This narrow definition has been promoted by well-meaning policy makers and reinforced […]

Read More →

Feedback on Teacher Performance is Not an Event

March 2, 2016

It took twenty years of dialogue and professional learning to begin to break down the walls in educational leadership practice that distinguished a principal’s role as an instructional leader versus a manger of budget and buses. The new question in educational leadership is; “What is the distinction between the role of a principal as a […]

Read More →

Student Self-Assessment: Building Growth Minded Learners

February 29, 2016

Guest Author: Amy Tepper Amy is a Senior Contributing Consultant with ReVision Learning Partnership I recently reread the Voices of ReVision post Patrick wrote in January for the new year about goals. Did everyone catch that one? He’s a runner, and though I was Captain of the Cross Country team in high school and can […]

Read More →

ReVision Learning’s Collegial Calibrations Overview

February 22, 2016

ReVision Learning’s Collegial Calibrations professional learning model is design to support development of the knowledge and skills required for deeper instructional analysis and quality feedback to teachers about their practice.

Read More →

ReVision Learning Instructional Leadership Solutions

February 19, 2016

The effectiveness of a school leader has been found to be second only to the effectiveness of a teacher in impact on school success. ReVision Learning offers comprehensive solutions for schools, districts and states that are designed to support a leader’s development of instructional analysis in classrooms and allow leaders to foster meaningful relationships that […]

Read More →

Goals 2016: Shout them from the rooftops

January 8, 2016

Like most people entering into the New Year, I am reflecting on past goals, lamenting a few that I gave up on, celebrating the ones I achieved, and establishing new goals to challenge myself in 2016. As I reflect, I realize more and more that I tend to hold tighter to those goals I have […]

Read More →

ReVision Learning Announces Upcoming On-Line Courses

December 10, 2015

Designing and delivering professional learning to support adults in today’s school environments requires the same multi-dimensional planning we expect to see in our classrooms. Providing educators access to new learning, offering resources to reinforce existing or on-going learning, and building targeted, supportive professional learning programs is made more possible through integration of technology. In January […]

Read More →

Voices of ReVision

August 19, 2014

Voices of ReVision is an integrated social media space where ReVision Learning and its partners will share their visions about education and educational practice. This space will include access to our weekly Voices of ReVision, new postings from the Founder and Contributing Consultants and our Twitter feed. We look forward to linking with other […]

Read More →

The Puzzle Pieces Fit

August 19, 2014

Last year, the New England Association of School and Colleges visited Wamogo Regional High School in Litchfield, CT for our decennial accreditation. As this process was occurring, we were simultaneously engaged in the new, teacher evaluation process. In addition, other local initiatives placed additional demands on our staff. Specifically, we engaged a new Science and […]

Read More →