Mismatches and movement in new teacher employment

Mismatches and movement in new teacher employment

New data show the extent of the mismatch between teachers' certification and the area in which teachers are needed.

A framework for success: Q&A with UNC's Dr. Laura Bilbro-Berry

A framework for success: Q&A with UNC's Dr. Laura Bilbro-Berry

The University of North Carolina's Dr. Laura Bilbro-Berry discusses how the UNC System created a structured framework to help improve...

Back to the basics to boost reading results: Q&A with TSU's Dr. Jerri Haynes

Back to the basics to boost reading results: Q&A with TSU's Dr. Jerri Haynes

Tennessee State University's Dr. Jerri Haynes on how their college of education worked to ensure its teacher candidates were better...

Substitute Teaching 101: When no one answers the call

Substitute Teaching 101: When no one answers the call

Are some teacher absences more likely to be covered than others? And what can be learned from the situations when...

Student teaching: The pipeline to great new teachers

Student teaching: The pipeline to great new teachers

Five steps every school district should take to get the most bang for the buck with student teachers

Is undergraduate preparation the best way to train a teacher?

Is undergraduate preparation the best way to train a teacher?

Unlike any other state, the majority of Texas teachers are prepared by non-traditional programs.

Win-win-win for student teaching

Win-win-win for student teaching

New research adds two fascinating twists to this (thankfully) increasingly popular field of research.

Different language, same problems

Different language, same problems

Over the past century, science has revealed a great deal about how the brain functions.

Do teachers practice what their prep programs preached?

Do teachers practice what their prep programs preached?

Teachers often say that of all parts of their training, student teaching was the most valuable. This may leave their...

Getting Active on Classroom Management

Getting Active on Classroom Management

Halloween might be over a month away, but new teachers have their own terror to face as school begins: "Classroom"...

The Power of Productive Classroom Experience

The Power of Productive Classroom Experience

Whether you're running a marathon, learning something new, or trying to improve student achievement, there's no advantage quite like a...

States Can Insist Prep Programs Take Steps to Make Student Teaching More Effective

States Can Insist Prep Programs Take Steps to Make Student Teaching More Effective

When done right, student teaching can be a tremendous learning experience as teacher candidates observe an outstanding teacher and then...

Observing the Observers

Observing the Observers

Student teaching is the capstone of every prospective teacher's preparation.

The Student Teaching Chrysalis

The Student Teaching Chrysalis

Just as a caterpillar spins its cocoon to emerge as a gorgeous butterfly, future teachers have their own chrysalis stage...

Pay attention, everybody- DC's on a roll

For eight years, the DC public school system has sought to transform itself into a high performing school district, in spite of...

Take note STEM enthusiasts!  Teachers’ science classes need more science

Take note STEM enthusiasts! Teachers’ science classes need more science

It's no secret that some elementary teachers would rather walk across hot lava than teach a science lesson and that means less...

A preview of NCTQ Teacher Prep Review 2014

Just as product ads say, "Bigger and better!"

Sometimes consistency is key

How to get teacher retention and sweater vests into the same conversation.

Scientists read too!

My teacher prep program included a course on reading for secondary teacher candidates. One day the professor asked all of...

Public enthusiasm for evaluation blows hot and cold

It's hard to change teacher evaluation systems!

Leveraging needed changes in teacher production

Can tuition discounts help?

Some things aren't bigger in Texas

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A Wish List for New Teachers

The first year of teaching needn't be as hard as it usually is