Teacher preparation programs have been the object of much criticism lately. Elizabeth Hinde, Director of Teacher Preparation at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University, points out that not all teacher prep programs deserve such criticism, and many have transformed the way they prepare teachers.
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May 20, 2014
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School communities are worth their weight in gold...I know mine is.
May 06, 2014
When we use the word accountability, we do not mean it in a positive sense. Accountability is used to describe how we, as educators, are not doing our jobs. There is a better way to move forward.
April 11, 2014
Flat Stanley has been around for decades, and there is an innovative way to incorporate all that is good about the book with a more modern twist using Skype.
March 23, 2014
When travelling internationally, it seems as though people have a much more global perspective than Americans. Is it possible for American students to gain a global perspective if they lack access to travel?
March 21, 2014
Looking at model schools and standards, how can we adapt in a way that will progress student learning?
March 16, 2014
In the U.S. we don't usually celebrate schools at the national level, but in New Zealand they are celebrating through the Festival of Education.
March 01, 2014
The needle's eye that does supply the thread that runs so true is an old mountain song, but it has strong implications for the public school system.
February 25, 2014
The state of Hawaii has a great program that teaches young children about their own culture. It's a program we could all learn from these days.
February 16, 2014
Perhaps teachers are making changes in their instruction, and we as leaders are blind to those changes because they aren't the ones we want. Not everyone needs to be a good little soldier.