Teacher Evaluation: WHY It Matters and HOW We Can Do Better
An in-depth look...
Some breaking news recently revealed that a whopping 70% of school district software licenses never get used. That’s bad news for school districts.
But Thomas (Tom) Arnett of the Christensen Institute sees a reason behind it. In his latest research, Tom pulls from the well-known “Jobs to be Done” theory and makes the case that teachers often lack buy-in to adopting new approaches – including software – because they don’t see how it moves them toward success or satisfaction in their jobs.
Teachers – just like everybody else – are internally motivated. And knowing what motivates them can make the difference between an effort that takes off or one that falls flat.
Aligning to teacher “jobs to be done” can make or break teacher buy-in, says @ArnettTom of @ChristensenInst. #edtech Read more:
Here’s a quick overview of 3 jobs to be done that can garner teacher buy-in.
This job is all about helping teachers take leadership, influence others and provide value through bettering their school.
Great teachers aren’t happy with just reaching a few – they want solutions that help them put success within reach for each and every student.
Teachers have no shortage of roadblocks and difficulties. They’re open to new ideas that will help them continuously improve their teaching strategies.
Read Tom’s full blog post here to learn more, including links to the original research.