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Tracking the Nation's Teacher-Shortage Hot Spots

Teacher shortages have continued in a number of regions, prompting legislative and administrative action. (August 22, 2016)

Spotlight on Personalized Professional Development

In this Spotlight, learn how schools are boosting teacher collaboration through video-based PD, personalized platforms, and professional learning communities.

Spotlight on Growth Mindset

In this Spotlight, read how schools are embracing social-emotional learning, nurturing growth mindsets, and creating classroom opportunities for meaningful struggle.

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Teacher Beat Blog

06/26 11:11 am | New(ish) Face on the Teacher Beat Blog | Stephen Sawchuk will head over to the Curriculum Matters blog and Liana Loewus will be writing here at Teacher Beat.

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10/20 10:57 am | Moving Beyond a Sink-or-Swim Mentality for New Teachers | Schools need to do more to support new teachers, including focusing on their potential rather than their shortcomings, Rachel Thompson writes.

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Commentary Collection: Perspectives on TFA in its 20th Year
In its two decades, Teach For America has dispatched more than 20,000 young teachers to work in some of America's poorest schools and communities.

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Dena Simmons, the director of education at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, says teachers can create environments in which all students can thrive.
June 21, 2017 – Education Week
In some states, fewer than 10 percent of students are learning languages other than English, painting a grim picture of foreign language education in U.S. public schools.
June 21, 2017 – Education Week
Teachers can transform summer school by designing an active learning process that focuses on the whole learner, writes Elizabeth Stein.
June 19, 2017 – AP
There has never been a better time for teachers to become leaders, Carl Draeger writes. Here are some simple activities for educators to hone their leadership skills.
June 12, 2017 – AP
After suffering from burnout, Justin Ashley learned the keys to happiness and to becoming a better, more emotionally balanced teacher.
June 7, 2017 – Teacher (Web)
Educators must be careful not to turn students into tools for their political advocacy, writes Jonathan Zimmerman, a professor at University of Pennsylvania.
June 7, 2017 – Education Week
As state legislators continue to shoot down bills that would give carte blanche approval for Colorado teachers and other staff to carry concealed guns on school grounds, training is gaining momentum for school districts that have taken matters into their own hands.
June 1, 2017 – McClatchy-Tribune
Schools must adjust to changing demographics by creating diverse learning environments, writes Tammy Wawro, president of the Iowa State Education Association.
May 31, 2017 – Education Week
The Every Student Succeeds Act has reignited battles over how to determine which teachers fall short and whether state or local leaders should make those decisions.
May 31, 2017 – Education Week
Four recommendations could encourage college STEM majors to pursue classroom teaching and help fill the void, say three researchers.
May 17, 2017 – Education Week

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