November 13, 2017
by Cheryl Bledsoe
What teacher loves administering multiple assessments during the year? None, as the nuances of classroom assessment can be challenging in the world of high-stakes testing. Authentic assessment addresses these challenges, benefitting students with the opportunity to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in a real-world application manner.
October 12, 2017
by William Anderson
Fear allows people—gives people—the luxury to be neutral in a fight in which all hands must be on deck. Students, teachers, administrators, and members of our communities cannot afford to be afraid, to allow fear to keep us from fighting the change the world.
August 28, 2017
by Jessica Keigan
Stories can explain who we are and help us to understand where we fit. Take some time to consider the what, how, and why of crafting and sharing educational stories to discover what power your story holds.
August 15, 2017
by Barnett Berry
Almost 30 years ago, Judith Warren Little, one of our nation’s most prominent scholars, offered a clarion call for teachers to lead school reform, not just be the targets of it. Since then teachers, slowly but surely, are beginning to serve in more expansive roles without leaving the classroom. In a piece originally published by TeachingPartners, Vicki Phillips and I cite examples of teachers leading in bold ways to explore the future of leadership of teachers.
August 14, 2017
by John Holland
Many teachers find themselves faced with the decision to leap into the unknown and confront fear, hope, self-knowledge, and, ultimately, commitment to the profession that teachers make at crucial times in their careers. In this post, I share the stories of four teacher leaders—Jessica Cuthbertson, Jessica Keigan, Megan Allen, and Lori Nazareno—who chose to make that leap.
August 7, 2017
by Barnett Berry
It is a myth that teaching experience does not matter. By sharing the story of Justin Minkel—Arkansas teacher who leads without leaving the classroom—and sharing quantitative evidence, I hope to dispel that myth by showing that teaching experience does indeed matter for student achievement.
July 17, 2017
by Tricia Ebner
One powerful statement during a parent-teacher conference revealed the dangers of single stories. The moments that followed illustrate the importance of listening, sharing stories, and seeking to understand one another in building strong relationships with families.
July 7, 2017
by Ann Byrd
What’s your story? This roundtable launch post explores why we hold onto our stories, the power of our individual and collective stories, and the need for educators to shed some humility in order to share compelling stories of impact to shift the narrative of public education.
July 6, 2017
by Jon Eckert
This roundtable synthesis explores five ways to end the teacher shortage and a wealth of links to research, including other compelling posts in this series. To participate in the #Teachershortage conversation, which includes issues from recruitment to retention, join our Twitter chat on Wednesday, July 12th at 4 p.m. EST. We're co-hosting with our friends and colleagues at LPI (Learning Policy Institute).
June 24, 2017
by John Holland
How can districts redesign induction programs to support teacher retention? In this post, roundtable blogger Brian Curtin shares how he proactively collaborated with a colleague to redesign induction framed around three key actions. The result? Amazing attrition data and long term support for new teachers.