Jeff sits down with Jason DeRoner to discuss how teachers and administrators are taking advantage of TeachBoost. TeachBoost provides reports to tangibly prove your focus on teacher development, contributing to better performance scores for your school.
Jason DeRoner is the co-founder of TeachBoost, a web based tool to give teachers and administrators a safe place to give and receive feedback. TeachBoost is focused on creating transparency, collaboration, and conversation around the observation process; allowing teachers to receive real time feedback and build a portfolio of evidence demonstrating why they’re great. Jason loves visiting schools to meet with teachers and principals – but admits he still gets a bit nervous waiting in the principal’s office before meetings – it’s intimidating! Learn more about Teachboost (teachboost.com)!
TeachBoost is a performance management platform for K-12 schools and educators.
We want to help make better educators, and we want to make the teacher evaluation process as collaborative and as helpful as it should be. TeachBoost provides one simple online interface to manage classroom observations and teacher evaluations, and it works out of the box regardless of the evaluation framework your school uses or how tailored it is to your school or district.
Conduct observations anywhere and keep your data in one place
Schools use TeachBoost every day to conduct classroom observations and walkthroughs, prepare formal and informal teacher evaluations, and analyze specific teacher performance and development over time. We can get your school up and running the same day and you can use TeachBoost easily, quickly, and securely on any device you prefer—from laptops to netbooks, smartphones to iPads.
You can even incorporate student assessment data and other state-, district-, or school-specific data, all as painlessly as uploading a file. TeachBoost’s clean interface gives you real-time reports in just a few clicks or touches.
Prepare portfolios and improve before evaluations
Teachers can always use TeachBoost for free to build their portfolio and manage their own professional development. While traditional professional development focuses on a top down approach, TeachBoost enables teachers to take a proactive approach, share and learn with other teachers, and view their development history and school reports.
We want to help make better teachers with a better system of evaluation and an approach to professional development that encourages teachers, and we want to take the fear and anxiety out of this process.