Teaching & Learning

Teaching & Learning

Teaching for the Future: Creating the Teaching Profession that 21st-Century Students Deserve

By Barnett Berry

In America, the debates over teachers and their profession have been raucous, especially of late. But the struggles (over who enters teaching, how they are prepared, and how they are paid) are anchored in 20th-century policies based on 19th-century principles of student learning.

Many...

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The New Teacher Leader Model Standards: Teacher Leaders are Here, But Do Our Schools Know What to do With Us?

By Annice Brave, M.Ed.

Several years ago I was invited to address a group of participants in an Administrators’ Academy held at a local university. At the time I was president of a large school district union and was also one of the first National Board Certified teachers in my area. The instructor asked me to explain...

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Meaningful Learning: Wellness as Preparation for College Success

By Jenifer Fox, M.Ed.

By definition, when we prepare people, we are making them ready for use. With regard to education, the fundamental question should be, “what is the use for which we are preparing learners?” The answer to this basic question challenges teachers, administrators and parents and therefore, it is too...

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Whole Brain Teaching: Learning the Way the Brain is Designed

By Jeff Battle, B.A., M.A.T.

For a new teacher going into your first classroom is a prospect that is both exciting and frightening. Training and practical experience under the tutelage of professors and experienced teachers is all well and good, but those people are not with you when you walk into that room and look into...

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Engaging Students for Sustained Learning

By Robert Greenleaf, Ph.D. and Sharyn Orvis

Students in the 21st century are continuously bombarded with the requirements of curriculum content, standards, and technological expectations that extend beyond what most of us were prepared to teach. Never before have there been so many questions about what is essential to learn, within such a...

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