By Al Ramirez It seems that every politician — left or right — speaks of choice as some sacrosanct policy that holds the key to improving the nation’s schools. Consider [...]
By Meg S. Bates There’s a lot of chatter in teacher education circles about competency-based professional development (PD). The idea is that traditional PD has a “one size fits all” [...]
By Alice Ginsberg, Marybeth Gasman, and Andrés Castro Samayoa In recent article in Education Week titled “Black male teachers a dwindling demographic,” Corey Mitchell writes that, “Even when teachers of [...]
By Joseph Murphy Let us attend to the most essential problem — the academic community's belief that it has a monopoly on "evidence." Scientific evidence is the only evidence that [...]
By Khulia Pringle I’m student teaching now, which means my days are about learning to walk as a teacher, while also thinking about my practice, craft, and studies. It’s natural [...]
By Douglas Fisher, Dominique Smith, and Nancy Frey We all generally know that teachers should work to maintain healthy relationships with their students. It’s logical and reasonable. There is even [...]
By Laura Thomas One of the perks of my work is that I never know what’s coming next. I’m a school coach and, more important, a servant leader. My job [...]
By Beverly Koopman I don’t like being micro-managed. In fact, most of every day of my life is organized entirely by me, within a set of external expectations. I like [...]
Mandy Mikita Scott teaches music because she believes music will enrich the lives of her students, no matter what kind of career they go on to.
Chris Graves teaches because he believes he makes things a little better for students because of what he does each day they are in his classroom.