Students who relate to their teachers and classes show marked improvement in classroom performance. What if we took these individual efforts and organized them school-wide?
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August 19, 2015
August 18, 2015
Opportunities for recognition alone are even few and far between in teaching. Would teacher promotions achieve big results?
August 17, 2015
Coaching has shown to be a valuable tool in teacher training. However, fewer than one in five novice teachers reports working closely with a mentor.
August 14, 2015
If you follow debates about teacher salaries, you would think that states are in fierce competition with one another for teacher labor. However, contrary to the conventional wisdom, shockingly few teachers with experience in one state cross the border to teach in the other.
August 12, 2015
The importance of the distinction between RIF notices, layoffs, and job losses is also one of the startling findings from our study: most classroom teachers who received a RIF notice were not actually laid off during the Great Recession and did not actually lose their jobs.
August 10, 2015
The entrenched lore that we lose half of our teachers after five years is repeated as fact again and again. Surely our level of concern about the "looming teacher shortage" ought to cool down.
August 06, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in the Rebecca Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association (CTA) case could send shock-waves through the teaching profession and empower teachers to make educated decisions about union membership.
August 05, 2015
The outdated union model is harming students and alienating a rapidly changing workforce. Fortunately, more and more classroom teachers are embracing policies that put students and professionalism first.
August 04, 2015
It's high time that true professionalism is embraced as an essential part of the education reform movement, and AAE is the change we need.
August 03, 2015
"YES, I am a teacher in a charter school!" These words can be controversial in some circles, but here's why I've chosen this path.