In math, our students do extraordinarily well not because we teach them how to take a test, but because our teachers guide them to fall in love with problem-solving.
If you can't float on your tummy, try learning on your back. A different view can be all it takes to help pick up a new skill.
The decline in music and arts courses in our schools is shocking. Even the most stressed-out classroom teacher will admit music and arts teachers have it worse than the rest of us.
We have at our doorstep, a once in a century opportunity for education in America. Almost every state in America is introducing higher, more rigorous standards for all students.
To adapt to these new realities of education, the best teachers are constantly exchanging ideas on new styles of learning to understand which ones are most successful.
As exciting as all this was, where were the teachers in these conversations? Many of us felt that we were invited because we actively lead in our schools, communities, and countries, and we expected to have a similar role at ISTP. We felt stifled in the exchange. So, in true teacher form, we didn't give up.
Through an innovative aquaponics program that teaches students about healthy eating and entrepreneurship, it's at the heart of a sustainable future for Fernwood's students and their neighborhood.
There's no silver bullet when it comes to helping all children achieve. Great public schools are our best shot. But until we have more leaders willing to look past ideology, listen to those closest to the classroom, and find common ground, we won't move forward.
Let's look at how destructive the reporting of the convictions is, and will be, to the education of our children.
However much tests cost, they are vastly less expensive than adequately funding education. This is a great advantage to those who favor appearance over substance.
Teachers, feel free to get angry at the changes coming our way. Rage at the initiatives, and the meetings, and the lack of understanding of all you do, which comes at you from all sides. But know that your colleagues all over the country stand with you.
The Success Network is experimenting with ways to unburden teachers. Yet even with these innovative supports, the job is difficult, and many facets of the model still need improvement for teachers and students alike.
Conditioning a teacher's employment or pay on their students' performance on tests ignores a critical fact: Students' educational attainment depends on many factors entirely outside an individual teacher's control, not the least of which is the student's home environment.
Who do we need to be to unlock children's potential? Some say good teachers are born, not made. Others believe in the power of teacher training to cultivate an effective teaching workforce.
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The thing voters need to ask themselves is: Who do they believe has the best interests of their child in mind more -- the person who interacts with them every day and is part of their local community, or the corporate CEO 500 miles away who answers to an unelected board and investors?