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Teaching Profession Opinion It's Time to Give Feedback Another Chance. Here Are 3 Ways to Get It Right
Teachers and school leaders have a love-hate relationship with feedback, but that's not feedback's fault. It's all in how we approach it.
Peter DeWitt, April 27, 2022
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Teaching Profession Q&A Effective Teachers Are Needed 'More Than Ever Before,' New NCTQ President Says
Heather Peske will take the helm of the National Council on Teacher Quality in May.
Madeline Will, March 11, 2022
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Teaching Opinion What It Means to 'Teach Like a Champion' in 2022
Doug Lemov discusses what the recently released update to his classic work, Teach Like a Champion, has to offer.
Rick Hess, January 18, 2022
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Teaching Teachers Deliver Less to Students of Color, Study Finds. Is Bias the Reason?
Researchers point to lowered expectations of students' abilities as a factor and suggest systemic solutions.
Ileana Najarro, January 13, 2022
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Teaching Profession Black and Latino Students Are Still More Likely to Have Inexperienced Teachers, Study Says
These disparities persist despite several years of targeted federal efforts to change that trend.
Sarah Schwartz, December 15, 2021
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School & District Management Opinion One Simple Way for Principals to Boost Students’ Unfinished Learning
Instruction improves when teachers remain in their current grades, write researchers Heather C. Hill and Susanna Loeb.
Heather C. Hill & Susanna Loeb, August 4, 2021
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Teaching Profession Opinion How to Improve Teaching After the Pandemic
Figuring out how to let individual teachers do more of what they’re already good at is a powerful place to start the improvement process.
Rick Hess, July 7, 2021
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Teaching Profession Opinion Are You a Tough Teacher? Research Shows You May Be More Effective
Students may give higher ratings to teachers who give out good grades, but that doesn't mean they're learning more.
Angela Duckworth, December 2, 2020
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Recruitment & Retention The Scramble to Find Substitute Teachers
Some districts are paying bonuses, some are lowering qualifications, and one is assigning central office staff to substitute at least one day per week.
Elizabeth Heubeck, October 26, 2020
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School & District Management Yes, Teachers Are Still Being Evaluated. Many Say It's Unfair
Teachers are navigating new technologies, adjusting to different ways of teaching, and trying to reach students who lack internet access and stability at home.
Madeline Will, October 15, 2020
9 min read
Kindergarten teacher Marisa Martinez holds her daughter Estrella, 1, while her other daughter, Xavia, 11, records her instructing a class to be posted online from their home in San Mateo County, Calif. Also pictured is their pet pig Rebecca.
Kindergarten teacher Marisa Martinez holds her daughter Estrella, 1, while her other daughter, Xavia, 11, records her instructing a class to be posted online from their home in San Mateo County, Calif. Also pictured is their pet pig Rebecca.
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Teaching Profession 'Beyond Tired and Stressed': Teachers With Kids Strained By Lack of Child Care
Some districts that are all-virtual are allowing—or requiring—teachers to work from their empty classrooms and bring their kids.
Madeline Will, August 31, 2020
9 min read
As schools across the country reopen, the White House has given the green light for teachers to be considered essential workers and exempt from quarantine requirements.
As schools across the country reopen, the White House has given the green light for teachers to be considered essential workers and exempt from quarantine requirements.
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School & District Management Deemed 'Essential Workers,' Some Teachers Told to Skip Quarantine After COVID-19 Exposure
In a move backed by the White House, some districts are telling teachers to come to class after they’ve been exposed to the virus, which experts say could propagate an outbreak.
Madeline Will, August 21, 2020
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School & District Management Low Pay and High Risk: Being a Substitute Teacher During COVID-19
Many substitutes are weighing the costs of going back to schools, where they’ll be exposed to lots of people, under inconsistent safety protocols, and for little pay and potentially no health benefits.
Madeline Will, August 10, 2020
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Teacher Preparation Don't Rush to 'Diagnose' Learning Loss With a Formal Test. Do This Instead
Beware these danger zones when trying to determine what students know and need to learn this fall, experts say.
Catherine Gewertz, August 5, 2020
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