Teaching Profession

The latest news about the teaching profession, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

Professor Nicholas M. Michelli stands outside the Graduate Center City University of New York in midtown Manhattan. Mr. Michelli, who took part in New York's teacher-preparation-review process, believes the state should have intervened more strongly.
—Mark Abrasion for Education Week

N.Y. College's Experience Shows Conflicts Around Ed. School Closures

New York state's decision not to close an education school that had received a searing 2006 accreditation review has left unanswered questions as well as possible lessons. (December 16, 2014)

Spotlight on Teacher Evaluation

Understand how combined measures can provide a more balanced picture of teacher performance.

Spotlight on Professional Learning Communities

Build teacher-to-teacher collaboration and learn how to start your teacher learning community.

Issue Backgrounder

For background on this topic, see:
Teacher Quality
Professional Development

Teacher Beat Blog

01/30 12:35 pm | AFT Mounts Strong Opposition to Federal Teacher-Prep Proposal | The AFT really, really doesn't like the feds' proposals on teacher preparation, and it wants everyone to know about it.

Teaching Ahead Blog

01/23 09:07 pm | What a Lesson Plan for Parent Engagement Looks Like | Let's make engaging students and families beyond our classrooms a part of every lesson plan, Megan M. Allen writes.

On-Demand Webinar

When Teacher's Out: Building a Professional Substitute-Teaching Force
In this webinar, our guests discuss the role of the substitute teacher, the implications of teacher absences, and how school districts can improve the quality of substitute teachers.

Special Collection

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.

PD Directory

The Professional Development Directory features courses and resources for teachers on:
New Teachers
Professional Learning Communities

Get RSS Feed for This Topic Latest News

In the field of education, definitions vary for differentiated instruction, a popular approach for teaching children with a wide range of academic strengths and interests.
January 28, 2015 - Education Week
Education leaders are calling for teachers to collect more and more data, but Justin Minkel argues that what really matters is what schools use their data for.
January 27, 2015 - Teacher
As a veteran teacher, Carl Draeger jumped at the chance to mentor new teachers. Here are 12 things he wishes he knew when he started.
January 27, 2015 - Teacher
More than a dozen education school deans are banding together, aiming to design a coherent curricula for teacher-preparation programs.
January 26, 2015 - Education Week
As demands of the job grow, principals are tapping into the talents of the teacher corps to serve in meaningful leadership roles that support management and improve instruction.
January 21, 2015 - Education Week
One way to help students succeed is by having them set their own goals for the year. Nancy Barile explains how to make these goals as strong as possible.
January 20, 2015 - Teacher
It's easy for teachers to find themselves isolated in the classroom. Paul Barnwell has some strategies for getting more involved in the school community and forging connections between colleagues.
January 13, 2015 - Teacher
January 13, 2015 - Education Week
After battles in Albany over who should have access to results of state-mandated teacher evaluations, the group given the right to see them — parents — appears to be showing little interest.
January 12, 2015 - AP
To remain relevant, university faculty must engage with K-12 practitioners in the field, writes Robert Pianta.
January 9, 2015 - Education Week

Most Popular Stories

Viewed

Emailed

Recommended

Commented