Professor C. Roland ("Chris") Christensen was the maestro of Harvard Business School's case method of teaching. Over a career spanning half a century, Christensen made his colleagues better teachers, and his students better leaders. From the HBS Alumni Bulletin...
In The Art of Discussion Leading, Professor C. Roland "Chris" Christensen, who taught for nearly fifty years at the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, initiates a group of apprentice teachers into the challenges of discussion leading. Under his guidance, the group analyzes a teaching case centering on how much help an instructor should provide a student.
Christensen's own mastery of discussion leading provides a powerful model for anyone involved in this difficult mode of teaching.
Even as most of the nation’s 15,000 public school districts roll out
new systems to evaluate teachers, many are still struggling with a
central question: What’s the best way to identify an effective educator?
After a three-year, $45 million research project, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation believes it has some answers.
The most reliable way to evaluate teachers is to use a three-pronged
approach built on student test scores, classroom observations by
multiple reviewers and teacher evaluations from students themselves, the