May 22, 2017
by Jessica Keigan
A solid preparation program is the foundation for a successful career in any field. Teacher residency programs take a page from medical training programs to provide an immersive and practical learning experience for aspiring teachers. Explore with me how these programs prepare teacher candidates to start strong and feel confident continuing their careers in the classroom.
May 9, 2017
by Barnett Berry
John M. Holland, Ph.D., NBCT, will lead the blogging roundtable discussion on teacher shortages this May and June. An early childhood educator in Richmond, Virginia, John has more than 20 years of experience serving his community's youngest and most vulnerable students.
May 7, 2017
by John Holland
The latest roundtable discussion on teacher shortages launches with this letter to future teachers. Roundtable lead John Holland challenges readers to move beyond the #ThankATeacher rituals of Teacher Appreciation Week. If we believe teachers truly matter, we must listen to their ideas, and honor the reasons they choose to teach (and stay) in this complex and challenging profession.
May 1, 2017
by Barnett Berry
For the next two months, teachers of the CTQ Collaboratory will examine the issue of teacher shortages, including recruitment, retention, and ongoing teacher development.
October 1, 2016
by Joseph Bolz
At the CCTM (Colorado Council of Teachers of Mathematics) conference this year, I had the honor to present an Ignite Session. The set-up of an Ignite is a 5 minute presentation where the powerpoint will move to the next slide every 15 seconds, whether or not you are ready. Inspired by recent events in our world and personal reflection, I wrote the following on discovering my position in the scheme of education and teaching. Below is the original piece, however, to fit the Ignite format, I had to greatly cut it down. The video to that can be found through the link below. Enjoy!
July 24, 2016
by Sandy Merz
I'll be a better algebra teacher this year thanks to a book and a blog I'd recommend to anyone who teaches math as any part of their professional context.
May 2, 2016
by Marcia Powell
Quick! Your student spent last night without supper, and only had milk and a sandwich for lunch because the meal account was overdrawn. Another was brought here after running away from violence last night. There's a track meet tonight and 7 kids will be leaving ten minutes early. While you take attendance, you receive an email and send two kids to the counselor's office.
March 31, 2016
by Marcia Powell
Recently, an informal teacher I respect reflected on her reasons for leaving formal education. Any of us who have stayed abreast of education issues realize that attrition can happen for a number of reasons. This social media declaration, though, caused me to think how attritution could be addressed through Deeper Learning shifts.
Dear Principal (of my first and last teaching job),
March 19, 2016
by Nancy Barile
What is a micro-credential? Why would a teacher want one? Read on to find out! http://hepg.org/hep-home/books/data-wise,-revised-and-expanded-edition
March 14, 2016
by Renee Moore
We have to be watchful that fellow educators are not being silenced or marginalized.