How School Leaders Can Motivate Instructional Innovation: A Teacher’s Quest for Progress

Episode 376 with Thomas Arnett on the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

Thomas Arnett, a senior research fellow in education for the Christensen Institute, talks about a recent paper he co-authored about “The Teacher’s Quest for Progress,” some new research that can help all of us with professional development.

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Bio of Thomas Arnett as Submitted


Thomas Arnett is a senior research fellow in education for the Christensen Institute. His work focuses on Disruptive Innovations in K–12 education and the changing roles of teachers in innovative educational models. He also examines how teacher education and professional development are shifting to support the evolving needs of teachers and school systems.

Thomas previously worked as an Education Pioneers fellow with Achievement First Public Charter Schools, where he designed and piloted a blended learning summer school program. He also taught middle school math and experimented with blended learning models as a Teach For America corps member for Kansas City Public Schools.

Thomas received a BS in Economics from Brigham Young University and an MBA from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University, where he was a William G. McGowan fellow.

Twitter: @ArnettTom

Blog: https://www.christenseninstitute.org/blog/

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