The list of ways a teacher can improve is a mile long. Since you can't do it all at once, here are eight paths you might take toward professional growth.
Time to take it to the next level! Introducing JumpStart: A structured, systematic course to help you build your confidence with educational technology.
All over the U.S., teachers, students, and parents are organizing to fight the policies that are wreaking havoc on education. And slowly but surely, they are succeeding. How are they doing it?
Your staff is one of the most valuable sources of information you have about how effectively you're doing your job. But are you asking?
With a little help from technology, a young filmmaker, musician, writer, or artist can pursue their work like a pro.
You tell yourself a lot of stories: No one appreciates you. The kids aren't motivated. Testing has ruined everything.
What if you could write a different story?
This cooperative learning strategy has been around for decades, but how well do you really know it?
What do principals look for when interviewing prospective teachers? Five administrators share their own personal Do's and Don'ts of the teaching job interview.
Google "culturally responsive teaching" and you can find a dozen videos of well-meaning teachers leading some call-and-response chant about exponents or rapping about the Boston Tea Party while students sit back and giggle.
Most LGBT teachers still feel they have to conceal their sexual orientation. A few years ago, 5th-grade teacher Jessica Lifshitz decided to stop hiding.
Does the idea of exploring technology overwhelm you? Do you ever wish someone would just organize it all and explain it to you in clear, simple language? Then this is your lucky day.
Constructivism provides students with rich experiences and encourages them to reach their own conclusions.
It's not all that complicated, and it doesn't have to be time-consuming, either. You don't need an English degree to get really good at helping students build writing proficiency in your content area.
They've both been described as "the hardest job in the world." And millions of people are doing both. What are the challenges of balancing teaching with family? Do school policies make it harder? And what solutions have you come up with for creating a better work-life balance?
There's a new movement of teachers who are giving up traditional grading and finding different ways to measure student learning. Starr Sackstein is at the front of the pack, and in a new podcast episode, she tells me how it all works.