Recent Publications

[The] Skillful Teacher wasn’t just about how to teach. It gave us a common way of thinking and talking about teaching and learning and experiencing it together… Jerry Weast, Former Superintendent, Montgomery County (MD) Public School. From Leading for Equity (2009)


“Coaching, Teaching Standards, and Feedback Mark the Teacher’s Road to Mastery” by Jon Saphier in Learning Forward’s August 2011 Journal of Staff Development

“15 Minutes to a Transformed Lesson” by Jon Saphier in Learning Forward’s August, 2013 Journal of Staff Development.

Winter 2013 “The Power of Observation: 5 Ways to Ensure Teacher Evaluations Lead to Teacher Growth” – Interview with Jon Saphier of RBT and Kim Marshall of New Leaders, by Valerie von Frank in Learning Forward “The Learning Principal” Newsletter, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 1, 4-7

“How Coaches Can Maximize Student Learning” with Lucy West in Phi Delta Kappan January, 2010.

Carpe Diem: Implementing Our New Teacher Evaluation Regulations (2012 MASCD Newsletter)


The Skillful Teacher


The Skillful Teacher (7th Edition) (2018) John Saphier, Mary Ann Haley-Speca, & Robert Gower





High Expectations Teaching


High Expectations Teaching (2017) Jon Saphier







Beyond Mentoring: Putting Instructional Focus on Comprehensive Induction Programs (2011) Jon Saphier, Susan Freedman, & Barbara Aschheim







John Adams’ Promise: How to Have Good Schools for All Our Children, Not Just for Some
(2005) Jon Saphier