A recent Gallup poll shows that just 30 percent of teachers are "actively engaged" at work, and that their less-engaged colleagues account for 2.3 million missed workdays every year.
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January 20, 2015
December 19, 2014
Accomplished educators typically do not want to be the only accomplished educator in the building, Latosha R. Guy writes.
December 18, 2014
Many teachers leave their schools not for pay or because of the students, but because another school offered a climate and environment more conducive to excellence, Robert Jeffers says.
December 18, 2014
Offering teachers more money alone is not the cure-all for recruiting and maintaining top teachers at all schools, Deidra Gammill says. (Although money helps.)
December 17, 2014
Maybe it's time to change how we come up with answers to tough policy questions, Jeff Austin writes, starting with increased collaboration between states and teachers.
December 16, 2014
The very concept of equitably "redistributing effective teachers" carries with it an oversimplification of what effective teaching is, Ariel Sacks says.
December 09, 2014
Thanks to a scholarship program funded by the state's First Things First tobacco tax, twice as many early education teachers in Pima County, Ariz., hold college degrees now than did five years ago,
November 24, 2014
Peer evaluation is just one of the components missing from collaborative environments, Precious Crabtree writes.
November 20, 2014
One teacher learning alone without support is not an ideal condition for professional learning, Cheryl Redfield says.
November 19, 2014
Schools need to consider structures that provide teachers with opportunities to observe one another more frequently, Ali Wright argues.