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After 3 years and 3,000 teachers, the Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project has amassed data on a range of practices for improving teacher performance. It's time to explore how we share these results with teachers, administrators and education advocates across the country. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is partnering with VIVA Teachers to use this WikiWisdom™ platform to hear directly from MET teachers about your ideas.

At the end of this collaboration, a small group of you will go to Seattle to present your ideas to Vicki Phillips, director of the foundation’s United States Program on Education, College Ready. The foundation will then use your report to shape thinking about the future of the MET project.

VIVA Teachers is a product of New Voice Strategies, a nonprofit whose goal is to raise the level of teachers' voices in education policy. This conversation is open only to teachers who participated in the Measuring Effective Teaching (MET) project, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Join us and leverage your expertise, ideas and professionalism to help chart the future for this important project.
 

Our Question

We are all short of time and overloaded with too much information. What are your ideas for using your own personal and professional networks to share the knowledge/insight you've gained from the MET project with fellow teachers across the country? With community leaders, school officials and elected leaders in your own community? In your state?
Social Media as A Teaching Resource
Kwesi N., 8th Grade
A few years ago I started to get into blogging classroom experiences, and that gradually ...
Comments (0) | 23rd Jan 2013
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Tried and true techniques
Hector F., 9th Grade
Despite all the new labels for teaching I think everything still revolves around some ...
Comments (0) | 7th Jan 2013
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Using personal networks abroad to ...
Shernell D., 5th Grade
My ideas for using my personal and professional networks to share the knowledge/insight ...
Comments (0) | 20th Dec 2012
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Measure Up!
Lorraine M., 9th Grade
I believe the measure of a teacher is not microwaveable or instant!  The world is ...
Comments (0) | 19th Dec 2012
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A MET Participant and a MET Scorer
Karen W., 6th Grade
I was a participant as a MET teacher. I had my class videotaped and critiqued my own ...
Comments (0) | 18th Dec 2012
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Good Intentions versus actual outcome
Louise A., 9th Grade
The belief that we learn best from our colleagues and their successes is a ...
Comments (0) | 17th Dec 2012
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Strategy Ping
Janet O., 4th Grade
I think it would be great if there was a video resource  with certain strategies and ...
Comments (13) | 17th Nov 2012
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Harnessing Social Networking for ...
Jim S., 4th Grade
Since I have been involved in the MET process, I have also been enrolled as a doctorate ...
Comments (9) | 25th Nov 2012
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Sharing Ideas at a local level
David M., 8th Grade
In Hillsborough, there are a few of us who are taking the video technology and creating ...
Comments (7) | 14th Nov 2012
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MET Sharing
Theresa S., 4th Grade
The MET project was an extremely rewarding experience. At first, I was apprehensive ...
Comments (5) | 14th Nov 2012
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What is effective teaching?
Nathan G., 9th Grade
 One of the big mysteries of teaching is being able to identify effective teaching. ...
Comments (5) | 19th Nov 2012
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Professionalism
Edward R., 9th Grade
 When I started teaching,  I diligently spent my free periods observing most of ...
Comments (5) | 20th Nov 2012
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Moderator
Jim suggests using social media tools to disseminate the MET work. How do you use social media as a teaching resource? How would you envision the MET work being disseminated that way?
 
Harnessing Social Networking ...
Jim S., 4th Grade
Since I have been involved in the MET process, I have also been enrolled as a doctorate ...
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