Administrators from Henry County Public Schools recently received invaluable training from a nationally known expert in the field of education, Mike Rutherford.
Rutherford, a former high school chemistry teacher, coach and middle school principal, provides high-value training and development experiences for educators through this work as a teacher, speaker, author and consultant. His work focuses on high-performance teaching and learning, leadership development, creating and leading team-based organizations and results-based improvement.
HCPS provided the training in response to teacher surveys from last year.
“We saw the need for improvement in the area of providing feedback, based on those surveys. That, coupled with Hattie's research on the positive impact feedback has on a student's academic success, led us to bring in the well-known expert in the field of feedback,” said Assistant Superintendent Chelsey Tingle. “Rutherford’s practices provide growth evoking feedback and coaching to teachers. The tools he developed create a toolbox for administrators to effectively and confidently use when talking with teachers.”
Tingle said the training will continue throughout the year so administrators can increase their skill sets and ultimately improve quality of instruction by providing effective feedback to their teachers.