Matthew Miller, professor at the Woodring College of Education at Western Washington University; Jessica Cohen, associate professor of mathematics education at Western Washington University; and Charisse Berner, Director of Teaching and Learning for the Bellingham Public Schools in Bellingham, Washington share how their professional development partnership has helped teachers effectively...
It’s sad but true: In October, a veteran teacher in Florida resigned because the conditions under which she was required to work did not support best practice. Despite her love of teaching and her “highly effective” ratings in evaluations, Wendy Bradshaw was trapped in an untenable position because she was...
As I contemplate leaving the executive director position at the Learning First Alliance (LFA) after five years, I am reminded that while certainly public education has improved for many of American’s children over those years, the pace of change and improvement is slow and not nearly where we collectively and...
Tests. Homework. Sports. Volunteering. School clubs. A social life. Family interactions. What do all these things have in common? They are potential sources of stress for students, especially for older ones. Even if the activity is something that a student loves, it can still cause stress. Is there enough time...
By Keith Krueger, CEO, CoSN This month, CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking ) – in partnership with AASA, The School Superintendents Association, and MDR – unveiled the results of our annual survey that laid out the state of connectivity in schools across the U.S. There is lots of data...
How do effective teachers ready students for tomorrow's careers? Student agency is about having student's voice and a choice in their own decision-making processes for what and how they are learning. It's about students developing the confidence and self-assuredness to assert their voices or thoughts and to advocate for their...
Debbie Tidwell, past president of the Ohio PTA, and Sue Grodek, first grade teacher in the Brooklyn City School District in Brooklyn, Ohio, discuss the importance of parent communication and engagement in effective Common Core implementation. Download as MP3
In the fast-changing field of school technology, Keith Krueger is considered a preeminent and steadfast expert, having led the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) for more than two decades. This year, Tech & Learning magazine selected him as one of the “big 10” most influential people in education technology. Back...
We recently celebrated National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 to Oct. 15), an important time to recognize the contributions made and significant presence of Hispanics and Latinos in the United States. National PTA also used the month to raise awareness of the unique challenges Hispanic and Latino children and families...
A set of nine laudable principles to advance the teaching profession undergird an ambitious campaign organized by the Center for American Progress (CAP) that launches today. The new initiative, TeachStrong , targets improvements at every stage of the educator pipeline, from recruitment and preparation through licensure and career pathways, calling...