Wednesday, June 03, 2009

The Widget Effect, A TNTP Report

Here's the latest report from The New Teacher Project: "THE WIDGET EFFECT, Our National Failure to Acknowledge and Act on Differences in Teacher Effectiveness'

READ: Download the ExecutiveSummary » 1.5 MB PDF

READ: Download thefull report » 5.6 MB PDF

"If teachers are so important,why do we treat them like widgets?"

Effective teachers are the key to student success. Yet our school systems treat all teachers as interchangeable parts, not professionals. Excellence goes unrecognized and poor performance goes unaddressed. This indifference to performance disrespects teachers and gambles with students’ lives. Read an overview of The Widget Effect »

What is a web widget?

A web widget is a portable chunk of code that can be installed and executed within any separate HTML-based web page by an end user without requiring additional compilation. They are derived from the idea of code reuse. Other terms used to describe web widgets include: gadget, badge, module, webjit, capsule, snippet, mini and flake.

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