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The Global Search for Education: In Search of Professional Ethicists - On Becoming a Consummate Professional - Part 3

C. M. Rubin | Posted 03.17.2017 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"In speaking of the achievement of excellence as workers and citizens, we refer to the three E's: Excellence, Engagement, and Ethics." -- Howard Gardn...

The Global Search for Education: In Search of Professional Ethicists - Is Education a Profession? - Part 2

C. M. Rubin | Posted 03.17.2017 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"We should try to raise consciousness about a teaching corps that is highly professionalized." --  Howard Gardner In the profit-above-all-world o...

The Global Search for Education: Meet the Teachers

C. M. Rubin | Posted 03.09.2017 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"The most important thing we can do to help make teaching be regarded as a more prestigious career is to tell the stories of the wonderful and inspiri...

The Global Search for Education: Our Top Global Teacher Blogs - What are the top ten ways that administrators can help new teachers avoid burning out?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.23.2017 | Education
C. M. Rubin

According to a report from the Alliance for Excellent Education, teacher attrition costs the United States up to $2.2 billion annually. Roughly half a...

Listen To the Teachers Who Stay

Jim S. Furman | Posted 08.23.2016 | Education
Jim S. Furman

The fact remains, millions of students are returning to public schools this month and need great teachers. If we continue to celebrate those who leave, do we encourage other teachers to do the same?

Harvesting Teachers of Color to Improve -- And Save -- Lives

Eric Cooper | Posted 06.28.2015 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

The challenge we face is that, in a majority of urban schools, the student population is more segregated than it was 60 years ago, after Brown v. Board of Education. At the same time, the teaching force has become "whiter," with as many as four white teachers for every teacher of color. Black teachers make up less than 7 percent of America's teaching force.

The Global Search for Education: Ideas Ideas Ideas Ideas!

C. M. Rubin | Posted 05.22.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"In the US, the main way [to impact teacher retention] is to improve the status and conditions of teaching as a profession." -- Sir Ken Robinson ...

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.

The Springtime Teacher Shuffle

TNTP | Posted 06.18.2014 | Education

In most large districts with shifting student enrollment, school-year budgets are unpredictable, so districts cut some teaching positions in the spring in anticipation of serving fewer students the next school year.

Fixing the Right Retention Crisis

TNTP | Posted 05.18.2014 | Education

Good schools cannot be run without good teachers, yet we let them slip out the door every day. We lose far too many outstanding early career teachers who could give us years of fantastic service.

The Global Search for Education: Teach All

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.09.2013 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Teach For America exists to address the incredible gaps in educational outcomes that persist along racial and socio-economic lines in our country. We believe this is the greatest civil rights issue of our generation."

How Do We Keep The 'Irreplaceable' Teachers From Leaving?

Posted 11.08.2012 | Education

In a follow-up to its report on teacher retention titled The Irreplaceables, The New Teacher Project examined retention patterns in the District of Co...

Before You Ask Them to Take This Job and Shove It...

Adam Saenz, Ph.D. | Posted 11.21.2012 | Education
Adam Saenz, Ph.D.

Maintaining an awareness of how you are managing your stress-- helpful or hurtful--can save a lot of heartache for everyone involved as you organize the changes you need to make to nurture your well-being.

Buying Ponies: What Works and What Doesn't in the Tough and Tumble World of Teaching

Adam Saenz, Ph.D. | Posted 10.14.2012 | Education
Adam Saenz, Ph.D.

Unless one has actually taught in a classroom, it's virtually impossible to appreciate the personal effort and investment required to teach well.

Why Teachers Quit, And Why We Can't Fire Our Way To Excellence

| Aaron M. Pallas | Posted 08.08.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's "A Sociological Eye on Education" blog. In the past few weeks, two major reports on teach...

Joy Resmovits

Where Do The 'Irreplaceable' Teachers Go? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.06.2012 | Education

The high rate of teachers cycling in and out of schools is detrimental to the education profession and worse for students, decades of policy and resea...

Five Steps to De-Stressing for Urban Teachers

Lori Ungemah | Posted 09.11.2012 | Education
Lori Ungemah

Here's what I have found helpful to de-stress after a rough day, week, month of working in my "failing" urban high school:

Report Emphasizes Need For Culture Change In Order To Attract, Retain Teachers In Struggling Schools

Posted 06.28.2012 | Education

A new report released by The Education Trust emphasizes the need for policy and culture changes in the public education sector, and not just updated t...

Closing The Revolving Door: What's Being Done To Keep Teachers?

Jessica Prois | Posted 07.21.2011 | Education
Jessica Prois

Leading education experts share ideas on what schools can do and are doing to keep teachers from leaving the profession.

Letter to the Lawrence, Kan. School Board

Leonie Haimson | Posted 05.28.2011 | Education
Leonie Haimson

Reducing class size, particularly in the early grades, is one of the very few educational strategies proven to increase learning and narrow the achievement gap.

How to Find, Support, and Keep Good Teachers: A Recipe for Success

Alison Suffet Diaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Alison Suffet Diaz

Our school is not simply lucky to have great teachers; finding them, supporting them, and keeping them is all by design, and serves as a blueprint for similar success.

Overhyping Teach For America, Undercutting Millions of Students

Dan Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Brown

I'm concerned that Teach for America is being propped up by many as a cure-all for America's education woes, when it is nothing of the kind.