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Improving #TeacherEd for Today ... and Tomorrow

Imagine if teacher preparation programs were focused on the doing, instead of just on time served. Educators already know the best learning happens when it is rooted in real-world problems and real-world engagements.

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Teacher Supply in the news again

Last week Nick Gibb as Minister for Schools appeared in front of the Education Select Committee. At the weekend the media picked up on a parliamentary question from a Lib Dem MP about teacher retention. 489 more words


Learning skills and work habits

Clear communication between parents and teachers is critical for student success. One common question from parents (and teachers!) in Ontario is:

Why are learning skills and work habits assessed and evaluated?

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My talk at the Watson conference

As an outsider to Composition and Rhetoric as a discipline, I was really honoured – and also slightly unnerved – to be invited to the 20th biennial Watson Conference at the University of Louisville. 2,814 more words

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Sarah Blaine Explains Why John King's Regulations on Grading Teacher Education Are Wrong

John King inherited a lot of very bad ideas from his predecessor Arne Duncan. One of them is the belief that teacher education programs can be judged by the test scores of the students taught by their graduates. 817 more words

Education Reform

School of Education Launches Future Teacher Academy

Norfolk State University’s School of Education welcomed its first cohort of future teachers into the Future Teacher Academy. The focus of the new initiative, also known as FTA, is to increase the diversity of the teacher population throughout the Commonwealth and ultimately the whole country. 312 more words

Advice for the Next President of the United States

“While we try to teach our children all about life,
they teach us what life is all about.”
— anonymous

You are likely reading this on the brink of our national election. 520 more words

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