Give us, and advocate for us, more time to plan. Effective teaching requires, more than ever, effective planning. I would love to have as much as 2 weeks (not including a day or two to set up my classroom) at the beginning of the school year. Time to plan as a staff, unit (for example - upper elementary grades), grade level and self. I know this costs money ... might be some of the best money spent.
I suspect they’ll be a lot of sympathy among teachers for this point as well:
Research Based" does not necessarily mean good, or right for our situation, great, effective, or proven over time.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Teaching Now blog.