It took 11 months worth of work to initiate one trial of my startup’s video coaching service at a school in Brooklyn. Teachers’ reactions ranged from earnest curiosity to outright skepticism.
Evaluations are not very useful for improving teacher quality, but we can merge them with professional development to help focus on the growth of teacher quality instead.
Being a solo entrepreneur requires doing the jobs of five people while having the time of one. Startup life is not meant to be shouldered by one person forever.
Moving towards performance coaching instead of lecture-based professional development can be a game changer for teacher quality.