Welcome to Teachstone!
We are an organization that is committed to using evidence-based tools and strategies that have been shown to promote student achievement, engagement, belonging, and behavior. Having grown out of research conducted at the University of Virginia, we continuously ground our methods in best practices for teaching and learning.
We believe every student has the right to life-changing teachers. And the way to get there is to make sure teachers have the support they need and deserve. We focus on measuring and transforming classroom interactions that directly benefit students and teachers.
We promote methods for measuring and improving instructional interactions that align with district goals and priorities. Over the past 10 years, Teachstone has supported more than 5,000 teachers nationwide by partnering with school districts, early care settings, and research institutions.
CLASS-based 1:1 video coaching helps teachers leverage and improve classroom interactions that result in deeper content knowledge for students. With the ongoing and deliberate support of their instructional MTP coach, teachers learn how to take their rich content knowledge and deliver it in ways that are more meaningful, relevant, and connected for their students.
Feedback from teachers and coaches is generally very positive when they are given sufficient professional development time to implement MTP program activities.
According to high school teachers participating in MTP (Gregory et al., 2014, 2016), 100% said the strength- and video-based coaching cycles were “worth the time it took.” Ninety-five percent described the coaching sessions as “productive.”
Results highlight not only significant benefits to students in terms of engagement and achievement gains, but also suggest renewed teacher enthusiasm for their profession as they challenge themselves to better activate and strengthen the learning environment for their students.
Teachstone is pleased to be working with the American Institutes for Research (AIR) and Learning Forward on a US Department of Education research project focused on MTP for middle and high school ELA and Math teachers.