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Effective Teaching

Teacher Preparation Regulation: Déjà Vu Or Real Change?

Robert C. Pianta | Posted 10.26.2016 | Education
Robert C. Pianta

If both major teachers' unions and the association of colleges of teacher education again line up in opposition, painting these as another instance of over-valuing high stakes testing, they will have secured their position as obstructing the long-term improvement of the profession they claim to represent.

Signing Off from One More Teacher Preparation Ranking

Robert C. Pianta | Posted 08.17.2014 | Education
Robert C. Pianta

It has become increasingly clear that NCTQ ratings and rankings are but one more compliance activity, like accreditation, foisted on teacher preparation programs. The activity takes valuable faculty and staff time away from real work with real students.

Empower Effective Teachers -- Get Out of Our Way!

Larry Strauss | Posted 06.04.2012 | Education
Larry Strauss

We cannot begin to fix our education system until we get everyone in power to recognize the falseness of the military-corporate-education analogy, until we accept the absolute stupidity of executive-ruled schools.

7 Habits for Effective Teaching

Willow Dea | Posted 01.08.2012 | Education
Willow Dea

We know that power lies in depth, and that from the depths of our presence, we can affect each other and thus our world. An integral framework includes five distinct elements that organize a more balanced and comprehensive approach to leadership.

Everything Counts in the Classroom Environment

Bobbi DePorter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Bobbi DePorter

Even in light of the current school overcrowding problems, it's important to give your students the space to think and move.

What Makes a Great Teacher -- It's about the HOW

Bobbi DePorter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Bobbi DePorter

Unfortunately, the majority of time that's spent on developing teachers is too focused on the "what" and the "why" but not the "how" of creating successful learning environments.