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It's Time to Restructure Teacher Professional Development

Following a concerning report on the state of teacher professional development, Mike Schmoker explores how to transform the practice. (October 20, 2015)

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 Evaluation: An Issue Overview
Teacher Quality
Professional Development

Teacher Beat Blog

11/25 01:06 pm | Talk of a Teachers' Strike in Chicago Gets Real | Chicago's teachers' union is making noises about a possible strike next year.

Teaching Ahead Blog

10/18 09:24 pm | Solving Teacher Shortages: A Comprehensive Approach | To combat teaching shortages and advance the teaching profession will require effort across multiple levels of government, William Hayes and Sharif El-Mekki writes.

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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
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June 8, 2015 - Education Week
Special education teacher Gary Hamilton writes about his struggles to own his identity as a gay black educator.
June 3, 2015 - Teacher
PhilaSoup, a grassroots organization founded in 2011, brings teachers together to share struggles and ideas, and to pool money for classroom projects.
June 3, 2015 - Teacher
Despite contested data on the phenomenon, some charter school leaders acknowledge teacher turnover as a liability for the movement.
June 2, 2015 - Education Week
For all the anecdotal claims about teacher turnover in charter schools, the available data on the topic are remarkably muddled.
June 2, 2015 - Education Week
In summer learning programs, social and emotional learning is a key way to support a student's individual needs, writes Tiffany Gueye.
May 29, 2015 - Education Week
Jessica Keigan offers advice on joining the world of online writing and expanding your influence as an educator.
May 26, 2015 - Teacher
State legislators and the governor are under pressure to craft a new plan after the state’s high court overturned a 2013 statute altering pensions for retired teachers.
May 19, 2015 - Education Week
Filling the last month of class can be tricky, but history teacher Brison Harvey has found a way to keep students engaged right through the end of the year: Let students create their own projects.
May 19, 2015 - Teacher
May 19, 2015 - Education Week

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