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Research assistant/intern wanted to help renowned author Jon Saphier with research for the 8th Edition of The Skillful Teacher.

  • Candidates should have a genuine interest in education and school leadership
  • Candidates should be familiar with how to access the most current research in education and be able to summarize the primary findings
  • Candidates should have outstanding communication and organizational skills

More about The Skillful Teacher
The Skillful Teacher is the comprehensive resource for all educators – no matter where they are in their career. Building on decades of research, The Skillful Teacher offers evidence-based instructional strategies for today’s classroom including easy-to-understand scripts and videos. The Skillful Teacher is used world-wide as a hands-on, practical guide on instruction – not a theoretical perspective on education.

More about Jon Saphier:
Jon Saphier is the Founder and President of Research for Better Teaching, Inc., a professional development organization dedicated since 1979 to improving classroom teaching and school leadership throughout the United States and internationally. For the past 40 years, he and his RBT colleagues have taught in-depth professional development programs centered on the knowledge base of teaching to educators in more than 200 school districts each year in the United States and other countries.

He is much in demand for inspirational keynotes and conference presentations across the country. Sloan-Kettering’s annual IDEA Institutes voted him “Best of the Best” for their first 25-year history. Dr. Saphier presents each year at Ron Ferguson’s Achievement Gap Initiative Conference at Harvard. In addition to teaching the courses RBT offers and consulting to districts on organizational development, Dr. Saphier has done on-site coaching to over 1,000 principals on instructional leadership. In recent years he has led large-scale district improvement projects forging working alliances between superintendents, union leaders, and school boards in school districts such as Montgomery County, Maryland, Eugene, Oregon, and Brockton, Revere, and Attleboro in Massachusetts.

Dr. Saphier is an author and co-author of eight books, including The Skillful Teacher, 7th Edition, High-Expectations Teaching, How to Make Supervision and Evaluation Really Work, How to Bring Vision to School Improvement, How to Make Decisions That Stay Made, On Common Ground, and John Adams' Promise, as well as numerous articles. The Skillful Teacher has sold over a half-million copies and is referred to as 'the bible' of teaching in hundreds of districts around the country. It is used as a text in 60 university teacher preparation programs, including Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, Dartmouth, Brown, Middlebury, and Williams.