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The Responsibility of Schools of Education in Preparing Teachers to Teach With Tech

Robert C. Pianta | Posted 01.27.2017 | Education
Robert C. Pianta

96 percent of teachers report that technology plays a significant role in their classrooms. Yet research suggests that only about half of teachers see the value in today's edtech tools.

Teacher Regulations Worthy of George Orwell

Patricia McGuire | Posted 04.03.2015 | College
Patricia McGuire

Who will remain to teach the nation's schoolchildren when the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) succeeds in its plan to force every single pupil, teacher, school, college and university to conform to its Orwellian plan for constant surveillance and measurement of teachers via standardized tests and surveys?

Putting the Oxygen Back into Improving Education

Patricia McGuire | Posted 10.24.2014 | Education
Patricia McGuire

In the time remaining for his administration, Secretary Duncan can still make his place in history by rebalancing the educational reform initiatives in favor of providing more constructive supports for teachers.

Death by Algorithm

Patricia McGuire | Posted 05.08.2012 | DC
Patricia McGuire

If the school reformers truly believe that teachers are the key to the success of children --- and I agree, they certainly are one of the keys --- then the reformers must reconsider the mindless application of the deadly algorithm.

Six Premises, Seven Ideas for Better Teacher Training

John Merrow | Posted 11.02.2011 | Education
John Merrow

Right now, too many schools and colleges of education resemble diploma mills that actually benefit from the churn in the profession. That's a disgrace.

Accountability for (Ways of) Teaching: Development for Teachers

James Gee | Posted 08.27.2011 | Education
James Gee

Whether a child succeeds has to do with a lot more than what a teacher does, no matter how good she is.

Who Will Teach the Children?

Franklin Schargel | Posted 06.12.2011 | Education
Franklin Schargel

Why would anyone want to become a teacher? Today, teachers are leaving the field faster than schools of education can train their replacements.

Letters to Wendy: Pre-Service Teachers React to Teach for America

Shaun Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Shaun Johnson

The thought that people with "higher" degrees can aimlessly teach the most at risk children without proper preparation and training is false and cruel.

Obama, Duncan and the Public Schools

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

Despite what Duncan thinks, nothing short of experience is going to prepare middle-class aspiring teachers to work with students who have high social and academic needs.