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September 07, 2010

What New Teachers Need This Time of Year

Frustrated young teachers wonder why they didn't get more help from colleagues.

September 03, 2010

Tell Me a Story

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

Getting Serious About 21st-Century Skills

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.

July 21, 2010

Save Professional Development! (Or Maybe Not ...)

In an op-ed in The Seattle Times, Stephanie Hirsh and Patricia Wasley—the Executive Director of the National Staff Development Council and a professor of education at the University of Washington, respectively—lament budget cuts targeting teacher professional development. But, in an intere...

July 14, 2010

Indiana Creates Turnaround Leadership Academy

The Indiana Department of Education and Marian University have teamed up to create a new principal academy for administrators in struggling schools.

June 28, 2010

A Dramatic Turn of Events in Teacher Professional Development

Should teachers be required to take performing arts courses?

June 24, 2010

Group Performance Pay?

Today, the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future held a forum in Washington to release its new report, "Team Up for 21st Century Teaching and Learning." The theme of event, and the report, was that teachers working together can accomplish a lot more when it comes to student achievemen...

June 22, 2010

What Teachers Do in the Summer

A sampling from the teacher blogosphere: Epiphany in Baltimore, starting to see the effects of teaching on his health, is trying to get back in shape. Hobo Teacher is having nightmares about grading. Mei Flower, fresh off a theatrical production set in the 1980s, is giving her hair a vacation. ...

May 28, 2010

Hard Times for Okla. Teachers

Oklahoma teachers got some tough news this week that could hit them in their wallets.

May 03, 2010

Look Before You Leap?

In Des Moines, Iowa, district officials have moved to block scheduling, despite questions about whether teachers have had enough time or training to manage the switch.

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