enacting our Mission
Teacher Lab believes in two very simple tenants:
Classroom teachers, and especially novice teachers, need more effective models of transformative teaching practice.
Those models do not need to be invented because they already exist.
Teachers receive hundreds of hours of professional development every year. Yet, most of this time spent does little to transform teacher practice. We believe the core reason is that teachers are being told what to do without any explicit idea of what it would look like.
Teacher Lab never tells teachers what to do--we show them. And, though we show teachers in various ways, our core model centers on videos of veteran master teachers, who are experts at the teaching practices that we want all teachers to exhibit.