By Carie Page & Lisa Altman, Knowledge Sharing Team, KIPP Foundation At KIPP, sharing has long been part of our culture. In our schools, teachers huddle to share lesson plans and innovative ideas. In regional and school offices, staff and leaders brainstorm strategies to make each school year better.
By Richard Barth, KIPP Chief Executive Officer I want to take a moment to tell you about an important new independent report on KIPP. Today, Mathematica released its second report on KIPP middle schools—the most comprehensive and rigorous research on KIPP to date. You can read the full report here, and the executive summary here. […]
By Elliott Witney, Former KIPP School Leader, Current KIPP Instructional Coach and Spring Branch Independent School District Executive Director In early November of 1997 I was teaching fifth grade Math in Houston, TX. As I often did on Sunday nights, I called my mentor Harriett Ball panicked about the week to come and looking for […]
By Dave Levin, KIPP Co-Founder I started teaching in August of 1992. I struggled mightily and failed daily. At the end of many of those early days, I wasn’t sure how I could muster the energy for the next day. All that changed in October, when Harriett Ball, one of the greatest teachers I’ve ever […]
By Richard Barth, KIPP Foundation CEO Last year at this time I took a moment to share with you what I believed to be KIPP’s most significant highlights from 2011. As this year comes to a close, I find myself once again with so much to acknowledge and so much for which to be thankful. In […]
How Teachers Can Use the KIPP Framework for Excellent Teaching to Improve Their Practice By Jen Keyte, Teaching and Learning Labs, KIPP Foundation One of the things I love most about being a KIPPster is the commitment we all share to continuous learning. As the KIPP Framework for Excellent Teaching (KFET) points out, an excellent […]
By Dave Levin, KIPP Co-Founder The central idea behind focusing on classroom ratios is to ensure that our students are doing as much of the heavy cognitive lifting and having the most engaging experience as possible in our classes. There isn’t one “right” ratio. Ratios vary by age of student as well as our individual […]