Compared to any other aspect of schooling, teachers have the greatest impact on student learning. Yet those impacts are dependent upon policies and practices that lead to effective teaching.
AIR's team of researchers and practitioners works with clients to achieve solutions to complex policy and practice problems and to identify and support effective approaches that help teachers thrive.
Our team supports clients in developing impactful policies and practices across teachers’ entire career, beginning with recruitment and preparation, and continuing through professional growth, evaluation, compensation, leadership opportunities, and teaching environments. AIR experts lead work in this area that includes, but is not limited to:
- Recruitment, Supply and Demand, and Teacher Shortages
- Teacher Preparation
- Professional Development, Growth, and Learning
- Teacher Evaluation
- Teacher Compensation and Incentives
- Teacher Leadership and Career Pathways
- Educator Environment
Our teacher preparation and performance work is connected to AIR’s work in principal preparation and performance, equity in education, social and emotional learning, and technology for teaching and leading.