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Teacher Leaders Network
Content knowledge and passion aren't enough to keep students awake, says Bill Ferriter. Teachers must also know their audience.
Teacher Professional Development Sourcebook
It’s one thing to teach kids. It’s a whole other thing to make sure what we’re teaching is of high quality.
The $6 billion spent on the program has helped students with basic decoding but not with understanding, a major study finds. (Education Week)
Randi Weingarten, who heads the 1.4 million-member American Federation of Teachers, says there is a role for raises based on how well students learn. (AP)
Backers of a safe high school for gay and bullied youth will spend another year finalizing their proposal. (AP)
Shawn Larsen wrote a public apology after 2nd and 3rd graders chanted “assassinate Obama” on their school bus. (AP)
Voice strain can be a true job hazard for teachers, causing many to seek medical treatment. (AP)
|I am writing a paper for a class, and I was wondering what, if any, policies/actions any of you taken, seen, read about, or been exposed to that have helped reduce the frequency of student tardiness in your school? Conversely, any ideas that completely bombed and why?|
|The three editors of the upcoming book The Development of Giftedness and Talent Across the Life Span, answered your questions about what researchers currently believe about giftedness, and its implication for classroom practice.|
|Response to intervention (RTI) is the process of identifying and addressing student learning needs with a tiered approach to early intervention. Guests Judy Elliott and Douglas Fuchs answered questions about RTI and its role in the classroom and school.|
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|Living in Dialogue|
Anthony Cody suggests two possible candidates for U.S. Secretary of Education; both have criticized NCLB.
|The Book Whisperer|
The country’s highest achieving students have made the fewest gains in the era of NCLB and Donalyn Miller isn’t happy about it.
|Our Web Watch feature is now a daily blog! Get the latest and most provocative education news for teachers. Comments welcome. |
|PD Time Not Easy to Come By|
A Mass. school district’s decision to add more early release days for professional development has upset some parents.
|Denim Debate |
Some principals in Jefferson Parish, La., enforce more stringent dress codes than others. The teachers’ union wants a consistent policy.
|How Not to Recruit ELL Teachers |
The embattled Dallas Independent School District has come under fire for assigning fake social security numbers to newly hired foreign nationals.
Deborah R. Snyder offers advice for planning and executing the kind of demonstration lesson that will land you the job.
|Unwrapping the Gifted|
Tamara Fischer reminds readers about the edweek.org chat on the nature of giftedness: Is it static or can it be taught?
Emmet Rosenfeld emails and conferences with students during pre-writing to prevent getting off-topic final drafts.
As President-Elect Barack Obama chooses a school for his daughters, Jessica Shyu ponders whether she’d send her children to a low-performing public school.
|A Place at the Table|
Susan Graham reminds readers that although some people may have hoped for a different result on Election Day, Americans need to stand together to achieve their common goals.
|Poll: Clothing in the Classroom ||TOP|
|Teacher Professional Development Sourcebook ||TOP|
| The Fall 2008 issue of the Teacher Professional Development Sourcebook is now online! This issue focuses on the fast-growing practice of differentiated instruction—in which teachers work to accommodate and build on students' diverse learning needs. |
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