“Urgent Need” – Deborah Ball on Transitioning to New Types of Teaching During Covid-19

  • Deborah Ball details how TeachingWorks aims to create a system of teacher professional learning that produces teachers who can disrupt cycles student inequity.
  • The importance of teachers building relationships with students—especially without the guarantee of constant face-to-face contact—should be a top priority this year.
  • Teachers need extra support as they transition from their preparation context into classrooms which may look very different this year.

Deborah Ball is a professor of education at the University of Michigan and the founder of TeachingWorks. She taught elementary school for more than 15 years and still teaches elementary mathematics every summer!

Deborah has authored or co-authored more than 150 publications.

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