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Beating the drum on student teaching

Beating the drum on student teaching

Student teaching may not be a magic bullet for combating the myriad of problems that plague teacher preparation, but it...

If you believe it, can they achieve it?

If you believe it, can they achieve it?

Believing that one's students have potential—and treating them accordingly—helps them rise to their teacher's expectations.

Better reading starts with better teacher preparation

Better reading starts with better teacher preparation

Reading is the gateway to educational achievement and lifelong success, especially for students who face seemingly insurmountable social and economic...

Is it too early to pop the bubbly?

Is it too early to pop the bubbly?

While the success we see in adoption of reading science among teacher prep programs really is cause for celebration, I...

Persuading great teachers to take on student teachers

Persuading great teachers to take on student teachers

Remember when we learned just how powerful a good cooperating teacher can be for a teacher-in-training?

Lessons from across the pond

Lessons from across the pond

Although Brexit and Megxit may be dominating headlines, politics and the royal family aren't the only issues worth reading up...

How evaluation ratings impact teacher pay

How evaluation ratings impact teacher pay

Over the last decade, pay reform and teacher evaluations were put forward hand in hand. As teacher evaluations became more...

Two easy steps to a better principal

Two easy steps to a better principal

Looking for a good principal? Start your search with good teachers.

Video-based observations and teacher evaluations

Video-based observations and teacher evaluations

Just as football and basketball teams spend hours reviewing game tape, teachers have much to gain from self-observation.

Evaluators require expertise

Evaluators require expertise

If there's one thing we know about teacher evaluations, it's that they're only as effective as the people doing the...

Getting at the root of the school to prison pipeline

Getting at the root of the school to prison pipeline

Is the reason Americans tolerate unnecessarily high rates of kids who never learn how to read yet another manifestation of...

Ensuring strong and stable substitute teacher pools

Ensuring strong and stable substitute teacher pools

What do substitute teacher pools look like across the largest school districts in the country and how can districts use...

Shocker! New evidence that teachers are more effective when they know their subject

Shocker! New evidence that teachers are more effective when they know their subject

Perhaps this headline seems self-evident, but the backlash against licensure tests suggests otherwise.

The very real damage to student learning from pink slips

The very real damage to student learning from pink slips

Here's a legitimately scary topic never far from teachers' minds when the economy takes a downturn: the threat of being...

The missing link

The missing link

While all student teaching experiences are not created equal, understanding and measuring how they are different turns out to be a challenge.

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