Learn how the Tennessee Department of Education and teachers from across the state worked together to develop innovative teacher leader models.
Recently in Professional Development Category
January 15, 2015
November 14, 2014
The increasing responsibilities of educators make the development of strategically aligned human capital systems more important than ever. Guest blogger, Naima Khandaker, draws on Plato's work and questions if a person can be naturally suited to the multiple facets of today's complex professions.
September 19, 2014
Did you know that people who believe they can develop their basic abilities have higher motivation and achievement than those who believe those qualities are fixed?
August 15, 2014
What do employers think about cussing in the workplace? How can a foul-mouth influence students? Review considerations talent managers should be thinking through to mitigate poor language in their organizations.
September 21, 2013
Learning to Love Math: How One Teacher is Using MOOCs to Transform Instruction, Inspire Passion in Students
Let's take a moment to imagine a world in which people not only "get" math... but love math. Where would we be as educators? As individuals? As a workforce? As an economy? As a country? My seventh grade math teacher, Louanne Dorne, was a wonderful woman. She had been diagnosed with breast cancer, b...
September 10, 2013
The New York Times called 2012 the "Year of the MOOC," or Massive Online Open Courses for those of us just learning the lingo. The Society of Human Resource Management recently featured a large article in their August issue on the future of MOOCs. And, the headline of an article in TIME Magazine las...
August 02, 2013
I will be one of the first people to tell you that volunteering is good for your body, mind, and soul. I owe much of my drive, creativity, problem-solving skills, and success to the years I've spent as a volunteer, as well as the people who taught me the value of giving back. A recent study by Har...
April 17, 2013
Today, The New Teacher Project (TNTP) released a report, Leap Year: Assessing and Supporting First-Year Teachers, that examines the unique characteristics of a teacher's initial year in the classroom. An interesting topic for sure; ask any educator about his or her first year of teaching, and chance...
November 06, 2012
"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." --Benjamin Franklin About a month ago, I had an interesting conversation with a chief human resource professional about succession planning. Her school district had seen a great deal of change in senior level staff members for a variety of reason...
September 22, 2012
I have been invited to lead or participate in presentations around selection, strategic compensation, and performance management at the American Association of School Personnel Administrators (AASPA) 74th Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois October 31 through November 3. AASPA is the only HR-educ...