According to its website, the Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) Project is "designed to find out the best way to give teachers the information and support they want." Through its research, MET hopes to discover the evaluation methods that can best aid teachers in discovering which among their skills are most effective in the classroom, and also to help school districts identify strong teaching.
The project is directed by HGSE Professor Thomas Kane, deputy director of education for the Gates Foundation. Here he discusses findings from the MET Project on measuring teacher effectiveness.
The Harvard EdCast is a weekly series of podcasts, available on the Harvard University iTunes U page, that features a 15-20 minute conversation with thought leaders in the field of education from across the country and around the world. Hosted by Matt Weber, the Harvard EdCast is a space for educational discourse and openness, focusing on the myriad issues and current events related to the field.