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Be An Original: Be Yourself And Become A Better Teacher

Dr. Mariappan Jawaharlal | Posted 06.28.2016 | Education
Dr. Mariappan Jawaharlal

Twenty-two years ago, I was offered a job as an assistant professor at a university in Michigan. The offer came late in the summer, so I had only a fe...

Joy is a Basic Skill in Secondary Reading

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 06.23.2016 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

I have a policy of not talking about studies I'm engaged in before they are done and available, but I have an observation to make that just won't wait...

Using VR To Help Support Teacher Training

Adi Gaskell | Posted 05.24.2016 | Education
Adi Gaskell

A team from the University of Virginia have developed a VR based classroom to allow teachers to receive instant feedback on their delivery and classroom management.

This May Be The Best Way To Train Teachers, But Can We Afford It?

The Hechinger Report | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.17.2016 | Politics

BALLARD, Wash. — Maria-Elena Velásquez, a teacher-in-training, needed help, stat. Her fifth-grade student had jumped from his chair and was climbin...

How Does the Magic Happen? Preparing America's Teachers to Meet the Needs of Students with Dyslexia

Jessica R. Toste | Posted 04.21.2016 | Education
Jessica R. Toste

Like so many policies meant to revolutionize American education, there are often unforeseen hurdles. While the READ Act will support new research, we need to begin reevaluating and prioritizing this knowledge in our teacher education programs.

To Inspire Students, First Inspire Teachers

Vince Bertram | Posted 03.04.2017 | Education
Vince Bertram

Student success is highly dependent upon teacher effectiveness. Teachers must nurture student curiosity, elevate expectations for all students, and in many cases, give students hope where there wasn't hope before. But, before that can happen, teachers must believe in themselves.

UnErasing LGBTQ History in Schools

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 10.16.2016 | Education
Warren J. Blumenfeld

No matter what your score, I wanted to make the point that for the most part, students are not given the opportunity to discuss important issues, concepts, and personalities related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) issues in the required curriculum in the K-12 classrooms of the United States.

Where Have All the Teachers Gone?

Steven Newton | Posted 09.29.2016 | Education
Steven Newton

The toxic combination of high student debt with low-paying work could explain why so many people choose professions outside of teaching. But there's more to it than that.

How Education Policy Waves Shape Ed-Tech Products

Adam J. Geller | Posted 07.22.2016 | Education
Adam J. Geller

The current congressional debate for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the law which determines federal policy for public schools, is certain to create new opportunities for businesses and may even create new roadblocks.

Dylann Roof Went to School

T. Elijah Hawkes | Posted 07.01.2016 | Education
T. Elijah Hawkes

Whether it's literature or some other key that opens the door, it's important that school communities explicitly reflect on our readiness to offer these children, and all children, the opportunities for moral development and moral leadership that our nation needs.

The Death (and Potential Life) of Teachers of Color

Stuart Rhoden | Posted 06.29.2016 | Education
Stuart Rhoden

We need to connect with our students of color, and model explicit ways for them to become successful, intelligent teachers they could be.

Wisconsin Teacher Training?

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 06.12.2016 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

In Wisconsin as well as in many other states, in order to become a teacher in grades 6 through 12, it is necessary to undergo courses in teacher training. Under Scott's proposal this notion was set on its head, since it provided that those hoping to become teachers did not need to take any college-level teacher-training courses.

NCTQ (Finally) Gets Formally Rated, and It Isn't Pretty

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 06.02.2016 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

NCTQ "rates" teacher training programs based upon artifacts. An NCTQ rating does not require a site visit. NCTQ even hires students and others to gather the superficial information upon which it bases its ratings.

These Schools Are Rethinking How They Train Their Teachers

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 04.14.2015 | Media

As journalists, we dutifully report on what's going wrong, from scandals and corruption to natural disasters and social problems. But far too often th...

Recruiting Great Teachers Starts With Eliminating the Status Quo

Vince Bertram | Posted 06.01.2015 | Education
Vince Bertram

If the United States is to continue as a world leader, we must lead the world in education. And to provide the highest quality education, we must attract the highest quality teachers.

Should We Be Medicating Our Young Students?

Diana Grycan | Posted 03.15.2015 | Parents
Diana Grycan

I know some children really need the help of medication, but I also know that teacher training is often minimal, and teachers need skills to help their students, not pills.

Teachers as Professionals in Evidence-Based Reform

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 02.17.2015 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

Teachers need not be researchers to contribute to their profession. By participating in networks of like-minded educators -- implementing, continuously improving and communicating about practical approaches intended to improve outcomes of proven approaches -- they play an essential role in the improvement of their profession.

Scaling High Quality Teacher Education: Balancing Technology With The Human Touch

Archana Iyer | Posted 12.11.2014 | Impact
Archana Iyer

For every child to have the opportunity to attain an excellent education, we need our teacher education to empower our teachers with belief in the potential of every child, to offer best-in-class pedagogical practices, and to enable them to take ownership of their own development journey.

Rebecca Klein

White House Wants To Make Sure Schools Do A Much Better Job Of Preparing Future Teachers | Rebecca Klein | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics

Amid long-running concerns that it’s too easy to become a teacher, the White House on Tuesday evening announced new draft regulations that could ove...

Coaching Mrs. Pierre

TNTP | Posted 09.23.2014 | Education

By Ashley Cowger The first day I observed Mrs. Pierre’s math class at H.L. Harshman Magnet Middle School in Indianapolis Public Schools, I left wis...

Can Teachers Learn Grit?

TNTP | Posted 09.07.2014 | Education

Grit is using perseverance again and again to develop toward long-term goals, and it's a strategy that might become a trait over time. Teachers and students alike can leverage grit to sustain their effort toward long-term goals, even when frustration or failure arises.

Building a Vision of Great Science Teaching

TNTP | Posted 08.31.2014 | Education

By Sara Bokhari This post was originally published on the TNTP Blog. Last fall, I found myself standing in the back of a middle school science cla...

Room to Grow for Teacher Prep

TNTP | Posted 08.19.2014 | Education

If last year is any indication, this will stir up a great deal of controversy among preparation programs and the policymakers who approve and regulate them--but it's the right conversation to have on a critical issue.

Yes, Virginia, There Are Bad Teachers

Peter Greene | Posted 08.18.2014 | Education
Peter Greene

"So I guess you just deny that there are any bad teachers at all." This is a popular retort to various forms of "Your system for evaluating teachers is a lousy system." It is a dumb retort. It is dumb in the same way the following exchanges are dumb.

Once a Welder, Now a Teacher

TNTP | Posted 08.04.2014 | Education

By Jennifer Heuertz This post was originally published on the TNTP Blog. What happens when you put high school students in classrooms led by pract...