Teacher Update: Teacher Leader Resolutions for 2009
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| ||January 8, 2009 |
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| |Quality Counts 2009
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Teacher Leaders Network
Picking your battles, cultivating new leaders, and making an impact in the new year are just some of the goals of these educators.
District officials hinted layoffs could begin in March unless lawmakers do something to close California’s $42 billion budget gap. (AP)
Districts are considering reallocating money for school nurses, new hires, and teacher training to keep teachers in the classroom. (AP)
As states increasingly emphasize the teaching of “content in application,” teachers are no longer the purveyors of facts, but the facilitators of elaborate activities. (Education Week)
A Pennsylvania school district is offering students certifications in information technology that officials say will make participants highly employable upon graduation. (AP)
An Alabama alternative education program provides students with an individualized learning environment, and a way out of the juvenile justice system. (AP)
|Most Viewed Stories of 2008 ||TOP|
Top Teacher Sourcebook Story
Carol Ann Tomlinson explains how differentiated instruction works and why we need it now.
Top Teacher Leaders Network Column
Arrive early, show pride, give students your all, and other words of wisdom from veteran teacher Cindi Rigsbee.
Peg Tyre, Newsweek writer and author of The Trouble With Boys, discusses her research on why boys have fallen behind academically and what teachers can do to help.
|Are you changing your teaching style or shifting your role in the classroom in order to teach 21st-century skills? Do you think the focus on these skills—as distinct from traditional academic content—is necessary? Are schools and teachers equipped to teach them?|
Teacher's look at what's new and noteworthy in educator blogs.
Recently: Parental Control, FERPA Fury, A Truly Bad Week, and more.
The economic downturn is hitting school districts hard. How will deficits and budget cuts affect you?
|Living in Dialogue|
Anthony Cody asks if preparing all high school students for a four-year college could be doing more harm than good.
|The Book Whisperer|
Donalyn Miller reveals a few of her favorite procrastinating tools—all of which are book-related Web sites.
Jessica Shyu is reminded of the impact mentoring has on students from underprivileged backgrounds, providing them with cheerleaders, tutors, and positive supporters.
Emmet Rosenfeld has some big news for the new year. He’s writing a book about his canoe-building project. And he’s got an agent.
|A Place at the Table|
In a recent New Yorker essay, Malcolm Gladwell writes that the success of new quarterbacks and new teachers is equally unpredictable. Susan Graham doesn’t agree.
|Unwrapping the Gifted|
A recent edweek.org chat, "The Evolving Definition of Giftedness," got Tamara Fisher thinking about how we determine giftedness and what to do once we do.
|Join Christopher Swanson and Mary Ann Zehr on Thursday, January 8, 2008, 2 p.m. Eastern time as they discuss the recent findings in the Editorial Projects in Education's newest report, Quality Counts 2009: Portrait of a Population. |
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|Our Web Watch feature is now a daily blog! Get the latest and most provocative education news for teachers. Comments welcome. |
|Law Protects Newspaper Advisers |
A new California law, which protects school employees from administrative retribution, went into effect at the beginning of the year.
|Florida District Gives Teachers IOU |
Over 500 national board-certified teachers in Florida’s Broward County school district are still awaiting a $10,000 incentive promised to them.
|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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