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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
School & District Management Worried Teachers Want to Know: What Happens If I Get Sick?
In many places, teachers are preparing to head back into classrooms without any guarantee that they will stay healthy. Some are leaving their jobs rather than take the risk.
Teaching Profession Round-the-Clock Communication Is Exhausting Teachers
Many teachers say they’ve been getting messages 24/7 during school closures, and that they feel pressure to be “always on” for students and parents.
Teaching Profession Tips for Balancing Work and Life While Teaching Remotely
Even in the most normal of school years, teachers’ work-life balance can be tenuous. Many say it’s gotten worse since remote teaching began.
Teaching Profession Opinion Forget Self-Care for Teachers. We Are Fighting for Our Lives
For many teachers facing the imminent return to school, the customary combination of nerves and excitement has been replaced by mortal terror, writes Justin Minkel.