Excellence with Equity

Author and Harvard professor Ron Ferguson discusses the importance of both excellence and equity to ensure the needs of ALL students are met.

How Teaching Predicts Agency-Related Factors

February 25, 2016

Video 8 of 8 Author and Harvard professor Ron Ferguson discusses the 7 C’s of Effective Teaching which include Care, Confer, Captivate, Consolidate, Clarify, Challenge, and Classroom Management. He shares information about the impact of each of these areas on student achievement based upon student survey data. He also explores each of the 7 C’s of Effective Teaching at a deeper level.

Seeding Success

February 25, 2016

Video 7 of 8 Author and Harvard professor Ron Ferguson shares information about the home/school connection and its importance in the success of students. He discusses a project titled “Seeding Success Zero-to-Three” and shares one outcome of the project called the fundamental five early childhood care giving practices.

Serving Kids Takes Leadership

February 25, 2016

Video 6 of 8 Author and Harvard professor Ron Ferguson discusses the impact of a teacher on the lives of students. He shares that the purpose of a teacher is to protect and serve children through leadership. He encourages teachers to stand up for students, even at times where they might feel like they are in the minority.

Why Test Scores Matter

February 25, 2016

Video 5 of 8 Author and Harvard professor Ron Ferguson talks about the importance of standardized tests, saying they measure the skills for which employers will pay. While he does not defend the current system, he does share that his image for the ideal system includes standardized testing.

Inspiring Agency

February 25, 2016

Video 4 of 8 Author and Harvard professor Ron Ferguson discusses how to support students to make their way in the world, build a successful life and care about others. He defines agency as the capacity and propensity to take purposeful initiative. Students effective in agency seek meaning and act with purpose to produce the changes they desire in their own life and in others’ lives.

Building a Movement

February 25, 2016

Video 3 of 8 Author and Harvard professor Ron Ferguson discusses the movement that is taking hold with increasing urgency to close the achievement gap and ensure excellence with equity for all children throughout the nation.

Closing the Achievement Gap

February 25, 2016

Video 2 of 8 Author and Harvard professor Ron Ferguson discusses the importance of both excellence and equity to ensure the needs of ALL students are met. He shares the concept of group proportional equality. This is achieved when a district’s already high achieving students reach higher levels of academic achievement, while at the same time, the district’s struggling students improve at a faster rate, in...

Ron Ferguson: Helping Students Navigate the Worlds in Which They Live

February 19, 2016

Video 1 of 8 Author and Harvard professor Ron Ferguson shares information related to the many settings that children live in every day, and how educators can help students navigate those settings in a way that will lead to social and academic success.