The new "question-of-the-week" is a natural follow-up to last week's topic: Why do some teachers stay at difficult to staff schools? What are the rewards? What do these long term teachers learn about specific communities & learning that benefit their students?
Today's post on teacher attrition in high-needs schools features contributions from Mark Y. Lineberg, Doris A. Santoro, Dave F. Brown, and Patricia Jennings. I've also highlighted comments from readers.
Today's responses on the issue of teacher attrition in high-poverty urban schools are contributed by educators Pia LIndquist Wong, Rufus Thompson, Gail L. Thompson, Yvette Jackson, Veronica McDermott, Karen Baptiste, Joseph F. Johnson, Jr., Cynthia L. Uline, and Lynne G. Perez.
The new "question-of-the-week" is: Why do teachers avoid, or leave, high poverty urban public schools and what can be done to improve the situation?
Educators Ted Appel, ReLeah Cossett, PJ Caposey and Tom Hoerr contribute their commentaries today sharing different perspectives on what a "small learning community" might look like....
The new "question-of-the-week" is: What are 'Small Learning Communities' (dividing large campuses into special interest small schools) and how do they work?
Educators Bill Zahner, Ben Spielberg, Gladis Kersaint, Denisse R. Thompson, Maria Montelvo-Balbed, and Denise Huddlestun share their suggestions for how teachers can best handle the challenge of teaching Common Core Math to English Language Learners.
The new "question-of-the-week" is: What are the best strategies for teaching Common Core math to English language learners?
Educators Vicki Davis, Rusul Alrubail, Laura Cabrera and Dana Dusbiber contribute their suggestions on how to promote student engagement.
William & Pérsida Himmele, Jennifer Gonzalez and Karen Lirenman share their ideas on how to increase the chances of all students participating all the time in class.