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Teacher Observations Don't Have to Be So Stressful. Here's a Better Model

While there are many reasons for the stress and anxiety that go along with having a supervisor sit in on your class, one major cause is uncertainty. ...
Source: Trisha Arnold, EdWeek
Posted: Nov 15, 2018

A Better Way to Integrate Edtech

Helping reluctant teachers bring education technology into their classrooms starts with respecting their perspective. When that happens, teachers are more likely to listen. ...
Source: Beth Holland, Edutopia
Posted: Oct 09, 2018

These Numbers Show Why 2018 Was the Year Teachers Got Mad

In 2018, teachers across the country led demonstrations, walkouts, and strikes to protest the sorry state of education in their states—including low teacher pay, shrinking budgets, and overcrowded classrooms. ...
Source: EDWIN RIOS AND ANNIE MA, Mother Jones
Posted: Oct 04, 2018

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How Much Do Massachusetts Teachers Make?

Massachusetts is one of the highest paying states for teachers, with an average salary of $78,708 during the 2016-2017 school year, according to data from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. ...
Source: Michelle Williams, masslive.com
Posted: Oct 03, 2018

Welcoming Students With a Smile

A new study found that teachers who greeted their students as they entered the classroom increased engagement, reduced disruptive behavior and gave them a sense of belonging. ...
Source: Youki Terada, Edutopia
Posted: Sep 12, 2018

The Big Problem With Rewarding Kids for Good Grades and Punishing Them for Bad Ones

A transaction in which parents bestow the reward of love in exchange for their children’s success can lead to problems such as a fear of failure, low self-esteem, depression and anxiety. ...
Source: Jessica Lahey, Washington Post
Posted: Aug 30, 2018

Embracing Inquiry-Based Instruction

A veteran high school teacher in New Jersey says there are three traditional education ideas we need to let go of to successfully implement inquiry-based instruction, and three ideas we need to embrace. ...
Source: Christi Alper, Edutopia
Posted: Aug 18, 2018

Study: Idaho Teacher Salaries Rank Lowest in Nation

From pre-K through college, Idaho educator salaries rank at or near the bottom nationally, according to a study by the Brookings Institution. The study revealed salaries were 12 percent below the national average. ...
Source: Kevin Richert, IDEDNews
Posted: Jul 11, 2018

The Teacher-Powered Schools Movement: Transforming Teachers From Industrial Workers To Professionals

Despite the number of highly educated people who become teachers, the traditional system treats teachers like industrial workers rather than professionals. ...
Source: Emily Langhorne, Forbes
Posted: Jul 11, 2018

Costly Effective Teacher Project From Gates Foundation Proves Ineffective

As most teachers in Georgia will vouch, measuring effectiveness and building a pay scale around that measure is tricky, even with more than a half billion dollars devoted to the task. ...
Source: Maureen Downey, MyAJC.COM
Posted: Jul 10, 2018

A 6th-Grade Teacher Wrote 'Invite Me to Your Harvard Graduation!' -- 21 Years Later, the Student Did Just That

Sixth-grade teacher Judith Toensing made a strong impact on one of her students 21 years ago. This week, that student, Christin Gilmer graduated from Harvard and invited her former teacher to her graduation. ...
Source: Andrea Diaz, CNN
Posted: May 29, 2018

States With the Largest Teacher Pay Gap

The average annual salary of teachers in U.S. public elementary and secondary schools is $58,950, compared with $77,526 for workers in other fields. Virginia had the highest gap. ...
Source: National Center for Education Statistics
Posted: May 22, 2018