Teaching Profession

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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 Professional Development (2015)

In this Spotlight, learn how districts are using the talents of teachers in meaningful leadership roles and supporting teachers in sharing their expertise.

Spotlight on Persistence and Motivation

In this Spotlight, discover the benefits and challenges of leveraging non-cognitive factors in classrooms, read commentary on fostering student engagement and inspiring lifelong learners, and reconsider common stigmas of student failure.

Issue Backgrounder

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Teacher Quality
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Teacher Beat Blog

09/29 01:36 pm | Chicago Teachers Set to Strike Oct. 11, Pending Contract Negotiations | The Chicago Teachers' Union said Wednesday that it will go on strike beginning Oct. 11 if it does not reach an agreement with the district over a new contract.

Teaching Ahead Blog

07/12 03:00 pm | The Problem With Complex Writing Prompts | In teaching writing by using increasingly complex, teacher-created prompts we tend to leave students' actual thoughts and voices out of the process, says Ariel Sacks.

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Teacher Careers, Recruitment, and Retention Webinars

These virtual broadcasts address teacher preparation and strategies for hiring and retaining skilled 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.

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Concerns about literacy and other shortfalls on the part of some child-care and preschool staff members renew calls for more training and support to boost worker qualifications.
June 8, 2016 – Education Week
Supportive leadership and guidance from colleagues are critical new teachers' success today, writes veteran educator Cindi Rigsbee.
June 7, 2016 – Teacher
To prevent burnout, teachers need to be aware of counterproductive habits masked as professional norms or expectations.
June 3, 2016 – Teacher
At Harwood Union High School, students are deeply involved in shaping school life—including teaching and learning practices.
June 2, 2016 – Education Week
Science teacher Ashley Fryer says many educators have misconceptions about the experiences of teaching and learning in a virtual classroom.
June 1, 2016 – Teacher
June 1, 2016 – Education Week
The first major independent research study on the edTPA, a closely watched new licensing exam for teachers, raises questions about the test’s ties to effective teaching.
June 1, 2016 – Education Week
The new nonprofit, known as UnboundEd, is offering teachers free common-core-aligned curricular materials and paid professional development.
June 1, 2016 – Education Week
"When teachers are bold leaders who model excellence in everything they do, we tap into the true capacity to make our educational system the best it can possibly be for each student we serve," writes teacher Ben Owens.
May 31, 2016 – Teacher
How many times do teachers have to hear that interactivity and inquiry are the best forms for learning from a hired expert lecturing from a text-laden PowerPoint, asks teacher William Tolley.
May 20, 2016 – Teacher

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