How We Teach

Brooke Charter Schools is founded on one core belief: Great teaching closes the achievement gap.

  • Great teachers create ordered, structured classrooms; they know exactly what each student knows and plan thoughtfully to move each one on the path to mastery; and they build supportive, transformative relationships with their students.
  • Great teachers are mentored and supported with 3 hours of targeted professional development each week. Our teachers work collaboratively to improve their practice, learning through co-planning, group-wide review of teacher video, scholar “case studies,” and rigorous analysis of scholar data.
  • We create school conditions where great teaching can thrive. Research shows that students excel in environments with strong data systems, high behavioral expectations for students, extended learning time, and school leadership with an unrelenting focus on results. So we create those school conditions, and our teachers thrive.

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