Category Teacher Education

Ad­juncts Are Bet­ter Teachers Than Tenured Professors September 9, 2013 Ad­juncts Are Bet­ter Teachers Than Tenured Professors, Study Finds By Dan Berrett Students learned more when their first in­struc­tor in a dis­ci­pline was not on the ten­ure track, as com­pared with those whose in­tro­duc­tory pro­fes­sor was tenured, ac­cord­ing to a new pa­per from Northwestern University. The paper, “Are Ten­ure-Track Professors Bet­ter […]

What is a Teacher’s Expertise? What is a Teacher’s Expertise? By Bruce Beairsto, 29 August 2013 What exactly do teachers do that justifies the claim to be a professional? What is the body of unique expertise that defines a teacher? If you ask that question of most teachers—or parents or students—you are liable to get a rambling response that […]

What teachers want you to know What teachers want you to know An award-winning principal shares the secrets to make everyone’s school experience better. Aug. 22, 2013 Don’t you wish you had a crystal ball that told you what your child’s teacher felt was important for you to know? I sure do. In more than 13 years as a teacher, […]

25 Things Successful Educators Do Differently Cited From: 25 Things Successful Educators Do Differently BY TEACHERS WITH APPS · AUGUST 11, 2013 25 Things Successful Educators Do Differently – If you ask a student what makes him or her successful in school, you probably won’t hear about some fantastic new book or video lecture series. Most likely you will […]

Ordering a Teacher: Suggestions from Students-Part 2 Ordering a Teacher: Suggestions from Students-Part 2 Ordering a Teacher: Suggestions from Students-Part 2 By John Hardison, August 13, 2013 The feedback from Part 1 of “Ordering a Teacher” ( has been very positive and insightful. The blog has sparked many meaningful discussions, and, in some cases, arguments. All have been fruitful and ultimately […]

How to Prepare Teachers for Digital Education How to Prepare Teachers for Digital Education By Tanya Roscorla on July 8, 2013 When it comes to education technology, the next generation of teachers is getting a steady supply of knowledge and practice. But like anything, technology must be integrated well to help students learn. In today’s teacher preparation programs, college professors balance […]

Why are teachers leaving education? Why are teachers leaving education? OECD figures suggest experienced teachers are leaving the profession. David Weston asks how we can make them stay David Weston Guardian Professional, Thursday 1 August 2013 12.26 EDT With England having one of the youngest teaching workforces in the OECD, especially at primary level, it is hard to know […]