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January 20, 2015

Gallup: Majority of Teachers 'Not Engaged' With Their Jobs

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.

December 19, 2014

A Good Teacher Needs to Be Surrounded by Good Teachers

Accomplished educators typically do not want to be the only accomplished educator in the building, Latosha R. Guy writes.

December 18, 2014

The Business of Teaching Children Starts With Trusting Those Teaching

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

The Key to Recruiting the Best Teachers Isn't Money. It's Culture.

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

For States Creating Teacher Policies, a Suggestion: Talk to Teachers

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

Teachers Shouldn't Be Moved Between Schools Like Widgets

The very concept of equitably "redistributing effective teachers" carries with it an oversimplification of what effective teaching is, Ariel Sacks says.

December 09, 2014

Arizona Program Boosting College Degrees Among Early-Childhood Educators

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

Teachers Can't Thrive When They're Working in Isolation

Peer evaluation is just one of the components missing from collaborative environments, Precious Crabtree writes.

November 20, 2014

Schools Must Encourage Sharing of Best Practices Among Teachers

One teacher learning alone without support is not an ideal condition for professional learning, Cheryl Redfield says.

November 19, 2014

Teachers Need More Feedback From Other Teachers

Schools need to consider structures that provide teachers with opportunities to observe one another more frequently, Ali Wright argues.

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