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Teachers Need Time… ignored critical need for collaboration and reflection

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From Linda Darling-Hammond “As recently as 2009, a MetLife study indicated that 68% of educators had more than an hour per week to engage in structured collaboration with colleagues to improve student learning.  By 2012, only 48% had an hour or more per week for this essential work. In what professional field can practice improve if […]

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Teacher Trends from Edudemic

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KQED Article on Educator-driven Start Ups Address Education Needs and Technology Innovations

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 The Rise of Educator-Entrepreneurs: Bringing Classroom Experience to Ed-Tech October 4, 2012  By Katrina Schwartz   Most teachers are happy doing their job — helping kids understand and make sense of the world around them. But there’s a growing number of educators who are wading into entrepreneurship, frustrated at the lack of tools they need, and wanting to […]

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The War on Teachers

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Students in the U.S. are not performing well in comparison to students in other countries– particularly countries which do not experience the immigration and poverty issues in our schools. U.S. economic struggles add to the sense of emergency we have about our kids not thriving in school. Are they getting the training or inspiration that […]

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NEA Convention Issues 13 Item Rebuke to Duncan DOE policies

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The NEA acting on behalf of 3.2 million teachers of the NEA accepted several key practices, long resisted: including student test score gains in teacher evaluation and considering teacher evaluations in pay increments. If managed very carefully, the changes enabled by these agreements could transform education positively. The NEA cautions, as it should, that student […]

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Teachers Love to Teach

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    … if we do not burden them with unreasonable expectations, bureaucratic barriers, and disrespectful working conditions.  To attract more great teachers, to keep more great teachers, to enable more good teachers to become great, we need to employ strategies to improve their teaching experience and practice. Leverage technology to provide respectful, fair, useful […]

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