In too many schools and systems, empowerment tends to feel like an empty phrase.
Federal data from NCES offers a potentially surprising revelation: Private school teachers have higher turnover rates than their public school counterparts, and it’s not particularly close.
Many teachers find themselves on a pathway to burnout, but it doesn’t have to be this way.
A large-scale reduction requires hiring massively more teachers, dipping deeper and deeper into the applicant pool.
Can professional development for teachers be personalized? Michael Horn joins EdNext editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss a new way of doing professional development. Teachers identify the skills they want to acquire, receive specialized training, and are certified as having these new competencies, receiving a micro-credential, something akin to a merit badge.
Can micro-credentials reboot professional development?
Rick Hess and a panel of expert teachers talk about how teachers can bust out of the “cage” of misguided policies, inattentive administrators, and inadequate funding.
Substitute teachers are almost always put in sink-or-swim situations. Parachute Teachers is trying to change the way substitutes work.
Teachers need resources like this to help them transition successfully to the student-centered learning practices that blended learning enables.
Collectively, states face $1.4 trillion in unfunded pension liabilities, and $500 billion of that is due to teacher pension debt.
Machines can’t imitate acts of heroic teaching, but with the help of performance-augmenting technologies, teachers will have an unprecedented ability to impact their students’ lives for the better.
The research on “what matters” when it comes to a child’s academic success has been clear for decades: more than anything else that a school can control, the classroom teacher matters most.
We can’t expect teachers to reach every single student effectively at scale without somehow reconfiguring teachers’ existing workloads.
The system is spending time and effort rating teachers using criteria that do not have a basis in research.
Here are my best arguments for why education advocates should invest their time and political capital in pensions, as opposed to everything else they might want to work on.
We may just be employing more teachers who fall into career stages with high turnover.
The NCTM released a statement warning of the challenges math teachers can face when schools rely too heavily on open educational resources.
Experts tend to forget just how much they’ve absorbed into long-term memory, so when they train novices, they tend to leave out a large amount of important information.
In St. Louis, a substantial boost to pension benefits did not boost teacher retention.
Earlier this month the Learning Policy Institute (LPI) released a report with the worrying title, “A Coming Crisis in Teaching? Teacher Supply, Demand, and Shortages in the U.S.”
Rather than seeing technology as either a threat to or poor substitute for teachers, we need to determine how best to use technology to enhance teachers’ capabilities.
Somewhere between 10 and 30 percent of all new teachers are hired after the school year begins.
Online learning allows educators to reach students from anywhere in the country and experts to supplement traditional teaching,
Policymakers have few useful tools to screen out “bad” teachers from the profession. The current screening tools are doing little more than unnecessarily limiting the supply of new teachers.