Debunking myths about school choice

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 [...]

May 4th, 2016|

Does competency-based professional development have legs?

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” [...]

April 13th, 2016|

Minority Serving Institutions: The pathway to more black male teachers

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 [...]

April 7th, 2016|

The story of evidence

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 [...]

March 30th, 2016|

A teacher changed my life — now I want to do that for others

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 [...]

March 24th, 2016|

Let’s think about teacher-student relationships

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 [...]

March 17th, 2016|

Confessions of a one-day a week librarian

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 [...]

March 3rd, 2016|

Strategies to help students self-regulate

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 [...]

February 26th, 2016|

Why I Teach

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.

February 12th, 2016|

Why I Teach

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.

February 12th, 2016|