Brooke was founded on the research-based idea that students can close or reverse the achievement gap when they have great teachers year after year.
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Teaching at Brooke Charter Schools Is Different
Brooke’s professional development is multifaceted and continuous
Our principals are instructional leaders who support teachers with weekly observations and feedback, video analysis, and formal professional development sessions.
Brooke teachers collaborate to create lessons that push students to do the thinking
When asked what support they value the most, Brooke teachers consistently highlight collaborating with their peers every week to review data, interpret learning standards, and plan lessons.
Brooke teachers successfully generate great results for our scholars
Every year, Brooke students outperform their peers in Boston and in many more privileged suburban districts; our success and positive culture feed into high levels of student and teacher retention year over year.
Brooke's compensation system values all teachers and pays a premium to those who stay in the classroom long-term
Our thoughtful and transparent compensation system is designed to reward excellence and encourage a commitment to teaching long-term. Over time, successful Brooke teachers significantly eclipse their earning potential in neighboring districts.
How we teach is informed by our
As a former teacher, I know that teaching is most successful when teachers are able to focus on what truly matters: the instruction itself. As such, the Operations team works to provide the supports teachers need to deliver excellent instruction every day.
Director of Operations, Brooke Mattapan
Our approach to fostering great teaching is built on a foundation of research-based best practices in education.
Every Brooke campus:
- Provides more time on instruction (through a longer school day and school year, Brooke students have 35% more learning time than students in Boston Public Schools)
- Ensures a safe and orderly learning environment
- Celebrates a positive, achievement-focused school culture
- Implements strong organizational supports and resources for teachers
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