Success Stories

Hear what educators are saying about Jounce.

 
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“Jounce has mastered the art of teacher training.”

 
 

Testimonials

 
 

“At Relay, we believe that teachers get better by learning, practicing, and performing the most effective teaching techniques. Jounce has mastered the art of teacher practice. After a classroom observation, I had the opportunity to watch Paul model a specific technique, facilitate practice with clear directions, and use an interrupt protocol to provide targeted feedback. This cycle was repeated over 5 times until perfect execution of the technique. The most impressive takeaway—this cycle took less than 20 minutes! Lack of time is no excuse for effective practice with Jounce. This is the type of rapid-fire practice and feedback every teacher needs to become great!”

— Shemanne Davis, Dean of Relay, Philadelphia & Camden

“[The Jounce model] has the type of rapid-fire practice and feedback every teacher needs to become great!”

 

 
 
 

“The coaching model Jounce brought to YSD has helped to increase student time-on-task dramatically, with above 76% of our teachers consistently able to engage 80% or more of their students by January of this year. This is truly significant because this was not the case just 2-3 years ago. Our partnership with Jounce led a push to increase the frequency and quality of our teacher development coaching, leading to six times more frequent coaching for each of our teachers, and thousands of repetitions for teachers on key teaching techniques. This high degree of coaching has allowed us to move teacher practice from varying degrees of ineffectiveness to specific areas of effectiveness in an accelerated, concentrated and targeted manner. Specifically, Jounce has pushed my practice as a School Leader by forcing me to dim the lights on all matters that don’t directly impact teacher effectiveness and focus specifically on moving teacher practice as the single most important lever in student achievement.  This year’s student achievement growth was directly correlated to the intense coaching support our teachers received through our partnership with Jounce.” 

— Onome Pela, School Director, Young Scholars Frederick Douglass Charter School

“Student achievement growth was directly correlated to intense coaching support through Jounce.”

 
 
 

"Jounce has given me the best coaching I have ever received as a teacher.  After each coaching session I feel like a better teacher. Their focus on bite-sized chunks makes it easy to practice a specific skill and then implement it immediately in the classroom. My classroom is always a better place to learn and to teach after my coaching sessions."

— Maura S., KIPP West Philadelphia Prep Teacher

“Jounce has given me the best coaching I have ever received.”

 
 
 

"[Jounce] took our once amorphous teacher support program and created a structure that was easy to follow and implement. The results were dramatic. On average, students at KIPP West Philadelphia made more than two years of growth in math and reading according to the Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) test."

— Greg Leap, Principal, KIPP West Philadelphia Prep

“The results were dramatic. Students made more than two years of growth in math and reading.”

 
 
 

"The "war for talent" in ed reform has gotten us to a place where we have a few schools that are able to do great things for kids (and even in those cases, the results often aren't sustained for very long), but in most schools, we still aren't providing truly transformative teaching to our kids.  Jounce comes at this problem from a completely different place - investment in the teachers and leaders we already have, through high-repetition, real-time coaching that quickly grows skill."

— Sean Gallagher, Chief of Schools, ReNew Schools

"[Jounce] invest[s] in the teachers and leaders we already have, through high-repetition, real-time coaching that quickly grows skill."

 
 
 

"Jounce has exponentially grown the abilities of myself and my staff. The concrete and practical skills that Jounce have given us have improved our school-wide practices and ultimately contribute to the betterment of our students." 

— Zachary Duberstein, Principal, Vare-Washington Elementary 

"[Jounce has] improved our school-wide practices and ultimately contribute[s] to the betterment of our students."

 
 
 

Jounce has helped our whole faculty approach the work of teaching with a growth mindset.  Even our Teacher Leaders feel that the coaching has made a marked difference in their classrooms.  We want our students to always feel they can grow and improve and it's been wonderful to have that start with the adult community.  

— Kristi Littell, CEO of Wissahickon Charter School Network

"Even our Teacher Leaders feel that [Jounce's] coaching has made a marked difference in their classrooms."

 
 
 

I'd been training and supporting teachers for many years when I started getting coached by Jounce.  Paul and his team has helped me bring a new and more analytical lens to my work with teachers.  I now feel confident that I can hire a new teacher and coach her to be highly effective within a year or two. I have been coached by Jounce all 3 years that our new campus has been open.  During this time our students' reading levels rose from 20% on grade level to 66%.  This dramatic improvement has been possible because of the coaching work we have been able to do under Jounce's support.

— Kate O'Shea, Awbury Lower School Director, Wissahickon Charter School

"Our students' reading levels rose from 20% on grade level to 66%. This dramatic improvement has been possible because of [...] Jounce."