How school leaders can motivate instructional innovation: a teacher’s quest for progress


October 15, 2018

In this episode of The Ten Minute Teacher Show, Thomas Arnett talks with Vicki Davis about his latest research on the factors that motivate teachers to adopt new instructional practices for their classrooms. During the interview, they discuss a number of insights for school leaders who want to make sure new programs work for the teachers in their schools.

Thomas Arnett is a senior research fellow in education for the Clayton Christensen Institute. His work focuses on studying innovations that amplify educator capacity, documenting barriers to K-12 innovation, and identifying disruptive innovations in education. Thomas previously served as a trustee and board president for the Morgan Hill Unified School District in Morgan Hill, California, worked as an Education Pioneers fellow with the Achievement First Public Charter Schools, and taught middle school math as a Teach For America teacher in 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.