Teacher preparation programs have been the object of much criticism lately. Elizabeth Hinde, Director of Teacher Preparation at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University, points out that not all teacher prep programs deserve such criticism, and many have transformed the way they prepare teachers.
Recently in Classroom Environment Category
May 20, 2014
May 18, 2014
Peer observation doesn't always work well because teachers do not want to provide critical feedback, but given a supportive school leader, and a focus on professional growth, peer observation could offer enormous benefits.
May 01, 2014
How much time are you willing to spend to foster relationships with your students?
April 29, 2014
For many years educators were under the false notion that there were learning styles, and recent research from Howard Gardner, John Hattie and Gregory Yates shows there isn't such thing as a learning style.
April 15, 2014
All students worry about being wrong, and as teachers, we need to recognize the self-censorship that occurs and develop an atmosphere that promotes risk taking and a positive spin on missing the mark.
April 04, 2014
There is a big difference between the capital A Assessment of high stakes testing, and the lower case a of classroom assessment.
March 21, 2014
Looking at model schools and standards, how can we adapt in a way that will progress student learning?
March 18, 2014
Grading: Is it the educational dinosaur of our time?
March 16, 2014
In the U.S. we don't usually celebrate schools at the national level, but in New Zealand they are celebrating through the Festival of Education.
March 05, 2014
Is your brain a bit of a slacker? Perhaps now there is some research to support the slacking...without letting your brain get away with it.