Darling-Hammond, L. (2009). Recognizing and enhancing teacher effectiveness. The International Journal of Educational and Psychological Assessment, 3, 1-24. Retrieved from http://psycnet.apa.org/psycinfo/2010-11469-001
In her article “Recognizing and Enhancing Teacher Effectiveness,” Darling-Hammond (2009,pdf) described the effects of assessing and recognizing educators for continued learning and professional development. This paper takes into account the impact that such recognition can have on teacher effectiveness as it applies to the profession and thereby on the quality of students’ learning experiences. This article suggests the value that badges can provide in recognizing educator learning alongside the issuing of student badges.