An incentive program aimed at bringing National Board certified teachers to high-poverty schools in Washington state is not working as intended, according to a new report from the University of Washington's Center on Reinventing Public Education. The finding comes on the heels of Gov. Christine Greg...
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More than 8,600 teachers and school counselors achieved National Board Certification in 2010, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards said this week. That brings the total number of National Board Certified Teachershalf of whom teach in Title 1, high-needs schoolsup to 91,...
December 06, 2010
Live from the Learning Forward annual conference in Atlanta. I sat in on a couple intimate morning sessions - quite a difference from the enormous several-hundred-person breakfast and keynote this morning.
December 06, 2010
Live from the Learning Forward annual conference in Atlanta Good morning! A quick post before I head into my first "concurrent session" here at the Learning Forward conference. Beverly Hall, Atlanta Public Schools superintendent, just finished a keynote address about her district's major turnaroun...
November 18, 2010
Welcome to sunny Orlando, where it's a balmy 75 degrees and you can easily spot the NCTE attendees because they're the only adults not accompanied by children. There are also some tell tale signs like folks carrying canvas bags labeled "Reading Recovery" with their heads bowed in their books. (My n...
October 26, 2010
Here's pretty scary vision of a school collaborative planning meeting. (I really hope that the transcript is made up and not adapted from an actual meeting. ... ) (HT: The Answer Sheet.)
September 10, 2010
Just a heads-up: We're excited to kick off the new school year off with two new teacher blogs on our site: In Coach G's Teaching Tips, instructional coach David Ginsburg offers sage advice on classroom practice, with a strong focus on classroom management. In Leading From the Classroom, Patrick Le...
September 07, 2010
Frustrated young teachers wonder why they didn't get more help from colleagues.
September 03, 2010
Dan Brown says that the best teaching books are driven by personal stories as opposed to abstract theories and generic technical illustrations:
August 31, 2010
Education policy writers Andrew J. Rotherham and Daniel Willingham argue that the 21st-century skills movement, despite its obvious relevance to the needs of today's students, risks devolving into a mere fad if reformers don't devote more attention to the infrastructure (both organizational and intellectual) of teaching and learning.