Great Teaching

We believe great teaching closes the achievement gap


We define great teaching in three key ways:

  1. Our teachers’ instruction puts the thinking on students
  2. Great teaching ensures that students are challenged and known
  3. We utilize rigorous standards alongside rigorous assessments

These practices work together in service of our mission to ensure Brooke students are prepared to attend and succeed in college and beyond.

Great teaching, to me, boils down to great relationships—if you don’t know the kids in front of you, how can you know how to push them to succeed? Great teachers know their kids more deeply than just the surface level; they know their kids’ strengths and areas for growth, their goals and the path they want to take to get there.

Leah Tribbett Seventh Grade Teacher, Brooke Roslindale

We revere teaching as an intellectual profession. We believe great teachers are made, not born. We know great teaching is not easily or quickly mastered and requires that we constantly reflect and improve ourselves.

Whether they're new or have 10+ years of experience,

All Brooke Teachers Receive Comprehensive Support

Want To Learn More?

Watch Our Teaching Videos

To share our vision of effective instruction, we launched an instructional resources site with 100+ videos of Brooke teachers in action. Through these videos, you'll see what it looks like for teachers to put the thinking on kids in discussion-based lessons across a variety of grades and subject areas. The site is also filled with resources like unit plans and professional development sessions.

Resources Site

Visit Our Schools In Person

We welcome visitors to anyone of our four campuses throughout the year. You are welcome to observe teaching in action, meet our schools leaders, and/or observe our professional development. In fact, we would be thrilled to host you and your team.

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