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A Parent's Advice for a New Year Teacher (or Any Teacher)

Justine Solot | Posted 09.01.2015 | Parents
Justine Solot

I know being a teacher is an exhausting job. You are overworked, underpaid, and not adequately respected for the gift you give our communities. I hate to add work to your plate, but I promise communication up front will go along way in ensuring a successful year teaching.

Why New Teachers Need A Boot Camp

Beverly Ledbetter | Posted 08.13.2015 | Education
Beverly Ledbetter

Teachers need to understand that they are held to a higher standard than other professionals. It is difficult sometimes to discern what is and is not appropriate behavior. I once heard a gentleman tell new employees that you're a teacher 24/7. When you're hired, you're representing the school district all day, every day, and you fall under the ethics that entire time.

A Manifesto for New Teachers

Dan Butin | Posted 08.06.2015 | Education
Dan Butin

This is a call to action, and a call for help, for new teachers. More than two hundred thousand brand-new teachers will walk into their very own classrooms in just a few short weeks.

Principal Resigns After A Bizarre Hazing Skit

AP | Posted 09.18.2014 | Crime

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) -- A skit at a Wyoming high school in which new staff members were hazed with sexually suggestive words and actions has resulted in ...

29 Pieces of Advice for New Teachers

Calee Prindle | Posted 10.26.2014 | Education
Calee Prindle

19.) You will not change every kid. Every kid will not like you. But, every kid must respect some part of you in order to learn from you.

Fixing the Leaky Bucket: Teacher Recruitment or Retention?

Ellen Moir | Posted 10.01.2014 | Education
Ellen Moir

Recruitment is important, but the leaky bucket is not a challenge we can just recruit ourselves out of. We can attempt to continuously replace these teachers, or we can do what it takes to stem the flow.

Tackling Challenges of Education and Health Together

Linda P. Fried | Posted 09.20.2014 | Education
Linda P. Fried

In the United States, we all too often tackle challenges in distinct fields separately, but America is experiencing challenges in education and health that could be tackled together in ways that are mutually beneficial and cost-effective.

Time for a Seismic Shift in How We Prepare and Support Teachers

Ellen Moir | Posted 07.29.2014 | Education
Ellen Moir

No matter our views on education reform, there are some things we can all agree on. We need an education system that empowers our students and teachers to make this possible -- and we are not there yet.

Can Better Questions Lead to Better Teachers?

TNTP | Posted 06.10.2014 | Education

If you ask 100 aspiring teachers that question, you won't get 100 distinct answers. You'll get probably three or four, presented in 100 slightly different ways. It's an important question, but a broad one -- and it tends to elicit equally broad responses.

Focusing On a Fast Start

TNTP | Posted 05.26.2014 | Education

By Karolyn Belcher This post was originally published on the TNTP Blog. When I was a school leader, I always tried to minimize the number of new t...

Paperwork Does Not a Teacher Make

TNTP | Posted 05.09.2014 | Education

It is to the benefit of everyone to build on states' new performance standards and multiple-measure evaluation systems to grant or renew licenses based on success with students.

Trial by Fire Is Fueling a Crisis in Education -- Let's Stop it Now

Ellen Moir | Posted 12.12.2012 | Education
Ellen Moir

The teaching force today is significantly less experienced than ever before, and far less stable. As the nation hires more teachers, the number of novices in the profession has grown.

Teacher Shortages: Nonprofit Offers Bonuses To Attract New Recruits

KCRG News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- A first-year teacher has a long list of financial needs -- school supplies, rent, car payments and professional clothing being j...

A Letter to Rookie Teachers

Dennis Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Dennis Danziger

As the new school year is about to begin, I believe it is vital that new teachers be educated as to the kind of parents whose spawn they will be meeting and working with come September.

The Art of Teaching - In Tough Times, a Thank You to Teachers Everywhere

Jeff Goldstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeff Goldstein

The teachers that made a difference in my life, and helped me empower myself to blaze a trail, had something in common. They recognized that it was my journey, and they were there to help guide the way.

When Smart People Get It Sooo Wrong: Malcolm Gladwell's Solutions for American Education

Martin Carnoy | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics
Martin Carnoy

The assertion that we don't know what makes good teachers before trying them out for a few years while measuring their students' test gains is simply not true.