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Tina Blythe

Project Director, Project Zero; Lecturer on Education

Tina Blythe

Degree:  Ed.M., Harvard University, (2002)
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Office:  Longfellow 406C
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Tina Blythe is a lecturer on education and a project director at Harvard Project Zero. A researcher at Project Zero since 1988, she studies and supports practices for engaging both students and educators in deep learning and thinking, particularly through reflection, collaborative inquiry, documentation of student learning, and the collaborative assessment of student and teacher work.

She is the Project Director for Project Zero's online learning collaboration with the Independent Schools of Victoria and serves on PZ's online learning development team. She is also the Education Chair of The Project Zero Classroom summer institute. Blythe consults for school, districts, ministries, and other organizations in Asia, Australia, Latin America, and the U.S. on issues of curriculum, instruction, assessment, and professional development for educators.

For twelve years, she was a faculty member and Director of Faculty Development at the Boston Architectural College. Blythe began her career as a middle and high school teacher in urban public schools and afterschool programs. She is the author and co-author of a number of articles and books including Facilitating for Learning: A Guide for Teacher Groups of All Kinds (Teachers College Press, 2015); Looking Together at Student Work, 3rd Ed. (Teachers College Press, 2015); The Facilitator's Book of Questions (Teachers College Press, 2004); Teaching as Inquiry (Teachers College Press, 2004); and The Teaching for Understanding Guide (Jossey-Bass, 1998; translated into Spanish, Chinese, Swedish, and Georgian).

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Areas of Expertise

Allen, D., & Blythe, T. (2015). Facilitating for learning. New York: Teachers College Press.

Blythe, T., Allen, D., & Powell, B. (2015). Looking together at student work, 3rd ed. New York: Teachers College Press.

Blythe, T., Allen, D., Powell, B., Augusti, P., Barrera, M. (2012). Observar juntos el trabajo de los estudiantes. Bogota, Colombia: Editorial Universidad del Rosario.

Allen, D., & Blythe, T. (2004). The facilitator’s book of questions. New York: Teachers College Press.

Weinbaum, A., Allen, D., Blythe, T., Simon, K., Seidel, S., & Rubin, C. (2004). Teaching as Inquiry: Asking the Hard Questions to Improve Practice and Student Achievement. New York: Teachers College Press.

Blythe, T. & Associates. (1998). The Teaching for Understanding Guide San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. Published in Spanish (1999), Swedish (2006), Mandarin Chinese (2008), Georgian (2010).


Advisor, New England Arts for Literacy Project, a collaboration among Salem Public Schools, Andover Public Schools, Quaboag Regional School District, the Peabody Essex Museum, the Addison Gallery of American Art, the Springfield Museums.,(2014-present)

Education Advisor, Silkroad, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA,(2008-present)

Research Associate, Fundacias, Bogota, Colombia.,(2002-2014)