Jon Saphier is the founder and president of Research for Better Teaching, Inc. (RBT), an educational consulting organization in Acton, Massachusetts, that is dedicated to the professionalization of teaching and leadership. Since 1979, he and his RBT colleagues have taught in-depth professional development programs centered on the knowledge base of teaching to educators in more than 200 school districts each year in the United States and other countries. He is author of "High Expectations Teaching: How We Persuade Students to Believe and Act in 'Smart Is Something You Can Get,'" published by Corwin.

If We Don’t Believe Our Students Can Actually Achieve, Then What Are We Even Doing? Let’s Start There.

by Jon Saphier

Many students growing up in the United States have historically encountered a pervasive message that their ability is fixed and will not change. That it...

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I believe all children can learn and achieve.
I believe we owe it to them to provide supportive learning opportunities and the chance to go to college.

#BecauseTheyCan