Time for Teachers

Claire Kaplan, Vice President, Knowledge Management & Strategy
Roy Chan, Director of Effective Practices
David A. Farbman, Ph.D., Senior Researcher
Ami Novoryta, Deputy Director, Knowledge Management & Strategy

Time for Teachers: Leveraging Time to Strengthen Instruction and Empower Teachers examines 17 high-performing and fast-improving schools around the country that have taken advantage of expanded school schedules to provide students with more time for engaging academic and enrichment classes and teachers with more time to collaborate with colleagues, analyze students data, create new lesson plans, and develop new skills. On average, U.S. teachers spend approximately 80 percent of their time on instruction, while the international average for countries reporting data to the OECD is 67 percent. Meanwhile, teachers in the schools featured in Time for Teachers spend 60 percent of their expanded school schedule on direct instruction with 40 percent of their time on collaboration, coaching, one-on-one support, and other activities.

On May 14, 2014, NCTL and Teach Plus co-hosted a release event for the report that can be watched online below:

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Read the event press release here.

You can access an executive summary of the report here. A full PDF of the report here.