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New Skills, the Second Time Around

TNTP | Posted 04.14.2014 | Education
TNTP

Norma Toner had what she thought were all the necessary elements to teach middle-school math: after a career in the business world, she had three years of teaching experience, plus a master's degree in education.

Principals Actually Spend Very Little Time Helping With Classroom Instruction

edweek | Lesli Maxwell | Posted 03.28.2014 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of Education Week, where it was originally published. This year, Principal Jennifer Hammond and her team of assista...

Focusing On a Fast Start

TNTP | Posted 03.26.2014 | Education
TNTP

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 03.10.2014 | Education
TNTP

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.

It Takes Two

TNTP | Posted 02.27.2014 | Education
TNTP

Instead of watching and then offering feedback after the fact, we jump in to temporarily lead a class when a new teacher needs to see a critical technique done right, right away--and then spend our time together afterwards practicing until it's perfect.

Preparing California's Teachers: Is U.C. Doing Its Part?

Robert Shireman | Posted 04.12.2014 | Education
Robert Shireman

While UC campuses produce a full third of the state's bachelor's degrees they issued fewer than 13 percent of the new teaching credentials.

A Letter to Teachers

Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis | Posted 04.01.2014 | Education
Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis

What I would say to my former student self? More importantly, what would I have wanted someone to say to me? Here's what I would say to anyone about to become a teacher.

Here's What Happened When We Asked How Schools Keep Teachers Happy

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 10.08.2013 | Healthy Living

Teachers are stressed out. But they're not getting much help from their districts. According to a recent survey published by Metlife, stress level...

Education For All: Now Is Not The Time To Back Out

Vikas Pota | Posted 08.11.2013 | Impact
Vikas Pota

In what can only be interpreted as a major setback for children all over the world, a new policy paper released by the EFA Global Monitoring Report and UIS on 10th June confirms that our world faces a crisis like never before.

The Obama Plan -- Spending Mental Health Money in All the Wrong Places

Allen Frances | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics
Allen Frances

This well-meaning program is a serious mistake for two reasons. First, it is no more than a politically correct, cosmetic solution that distracts attention from what really needs to be done. Second, it will likely wind up doing much more harm than good.

NFTE Teacher Training -- The Key to the Replication of Entrepreneurial Education, Part 5: The Eleven Tips for Teacher Training

Steve Mariotti | Posted 04.29.2013 | Business
Steve Mariotti

After 20 years these are the 11 things that we have learned about running an effective teacher training in youth entrepreneurship.

NFTE Teacher Training -- The Key to the Replication of Entrepreneurial Education, Part 4: The Teachers

Steve Mariotti | Posted 04.28.2013 | Business
Steve Mariotti

As I sat and listened, I realized that entrepreneurship is a way for people to tell their own stories, a reflection of themselves and what they are and have learned.

NFTE Teacher Training -- The Key to the Replication of Entrepreneurial Education, Part 3: The Wall Chart

Steve Mariotti | Posted 04.27.2013 | Business
Steve Mariotti

In that historic retreat on entrepreneurial education, we finalized the NFTE Wall Chart -- see below -- a guide for what each teacher should try and get students to do to graduate from NFTE. The effects were felt.

NFTE's Teacher Training -- The Key to the Replication of Entrepreneurial Education, Part 2: Raising the Money

Steve Mariotti | Posted 04.24.2013 | Business
Steve Mariotti

While on 23rd Street, we decided to start getting serious on the lesson plans. Mike Caslin had the insight that we needed to standardize and we started planning our first ever teacher training. The first one was in Boston and it was a disaster.

The Year In Education: A Look Back At 2012

| Posted 03.04.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. In 2012, new teacher-evaluation systems and merit pay spread across the country. Technolog...

Missouri Increases Standards For Teacher Preapration

St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Jessica Bock | Posted 02.25.2013 | Education

Before stepping into her own classroom, Allison Brown wanted to be prepared for everything that becoming a teacher would throw at her. Planning and t...

Beyond 'Gay Day' Approaches To LGBTQ Inclusion In Schools

Elizabethe C. Payne | Posted 01.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Elizabethe C. Payne

Recognizing the need to include LGBTQ identities in school approaches to diversity and inclusion is an important step forward in making schools more welcoming places, but some of the patterns in these efforts are troubling despite their good intentions.

Teachers: The Next Generation's Most Valuable Assets for a Changing Employment Landscape

Mike English | Posted 12.25.2012 | Education
Mike English

Teachers are key to preparing for the inevitable job/skills disparity that arises in an ever-changing economy. Young job seekers need to be ready to adapt, which is what good teachers prepare them to do. Teachers create and fill jobs.

Constant Teacher Training Keeps Poor Jewish School Performing

| Sarah Garland | Posted 12.25.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report and WNYC's SchoolBook. Tiferes Bnos is an all-girls school located on the first floor of an...

In Search Of High-Quality Teachers, Charter Network Trains Its Own

| Lillian Mongeau | Posted 12.24.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. OAKLAND, Calif. -- Amy Youngman's seventh- and eighth-grade humanities students had left f...

Scorched Earth

Brandon L. Greene | Posted 12.16.2012 | Education
Brandon L. Greene

If teachers are our number one resource, why do we treat them so poorly?

'Operation: Educate The Educator' Initiative For Military Kids

AP | STACY A. ANDERSON | Posted 10.03.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- Madeline Stevens knows what it's like to be a military brat. "The first week of school, it's really hard," said Stevens, a 17-year-old ...

Can Twitter Replace Traditional Teacher Professional Development?

| Posted 08.03.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. Twitter and Facebook might soon replace traditional professional develo...

MTA FIXING Subway Flaw Exposed By Viral Video

Posted 06.28.2012 | New York

Have a problem with something MTA-related? Make a viral video! And get commenters to mention the word "lawsuit." Wednesday we posted Dean Peterson'...

Millions Spent On Improving Teachers, But Little Done To Make Sure It's Working

| Beth Fertig and Sarah Garland | Posted 06.04.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. Helping struggling teachers improve has become a big concern–and a big business–across...