California just made school accountability much more complicated. And that's good.
Even if you teach the same content five, ten, twenty times or more, find ways to stay curious, deepen your understanding, and keep the experience fresh.
Preparations for the new school year should include planning for arts integration, whatever subject or grade level you teach.
An election year provides teachers with a chance to foster political and civic awareness. Mindful of the risks, we should take advantage of the opportunity.
I've averted my gaze from the videos, but I can't look away from what people are feeling and dealing with this week. How will it affect my teaching?
States are directed to gather input from education stakeholders regarding ESSA implementation plans. Here are my observations and suggestions from one meeting in California.
My oldest child is now the same age as my students. I'm taking stock of how each role - teacher and parent - has helped me in the other.
Teachers committed to their own learning, over the summer and beyond, should commit part of their learning to understanding and addressing issues of race and diversity.
Teachers understand the cruelty of springtime. It's just too much. Especially May.
If we don't acknowledge, protect, and cultivate great teaching, then great technology won't make a dent.