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Teacher Development

High-quality teaching is vital for student success. Explore elements of effective professional development and leadership critical for growing and supporting great teachers.

  • Science teacher works with two students

    A Simple Way to Self-Monitor for Bias

    Teachers concerned that they might be showing bias against students in marginalized groups can use a short checklist for self-assessment.
    Jay Wamsted
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    The Benefits of Developing a Reflective Routine

    Teachers who take time daily to reflect on what worked in class and what didn’t can better assess areas for improvement and begin to make necessary adjustments.
    290
  • Group of teachers talking over coffee

    Strategies to Help New Teachers Thrive

    School leaders can guide new teachers to success by gathering feedback and then sharing tailored resources. Chatting over coffee goes a long way, too.
    624
  • Teacher working with high school student

    Good Teaching Is Not Just About the Right Practices

    In a series of interviews with master teachers, a reporter finds that certain intangible qualities matter more than the best tactics.
    4.5k
  • A teacher hugs her student.

    The Power of Being Seen

    How well do you know your students? In a Nevada school, a simple strategy pushes teachers to look beyond the lessons.
    67k
  • Candidate interviewing for a job in an office

    11 Questions You’ll Be Asked at a Teaching Interview

    Commonly asked interview questions you can anticipate—plus tips and links to resources you can tap as you polish your answers.
    24.2k
  • Homework: How Much Is Too Much?

    Homework has benefits, but the research is clear: there are real consequences to assigning too much.
    55.9k
  • Making Sure Each Child Is Known

    A middle school in Nevada uses a simple strategy to build deeper connections between teachers and students.
    62k
  • Illustration concept for time management

    Strategies for Working Efficiently When Teaching Online

    Teaching in distance and hybrid models is time-consuming, so teachers need to make sure they use their time well.
    2.8k
  • Illustration concept showing transitioning from classroom to remote learning

    Revising Your Teaching Philosophy for This Crisis

    For many teachers, their statement of teaching beliefs no longer matches their work. Revisiting and simplifying it can help chart a path forward.
    7.2k
  • An illustration depicting a dyslexia concept

    Unraveling the Myths Around Reading and Dyslexia

    Teachers are seeking new training to understand the brain science around dyslexia, the most commonly reported disability among children.
    16.1k
  • Why Teachers of Color Matter for Students of Color to Succeed

    Why Teachers of Color Matter for Students of Color to Succeed

    Research shows that having a teacher of color can help students of color reach better outcomes; but the benefits extend to all young people, preparing them to live and work in an increasingly diverse society.
    5.3k
  • Man reading a book while sitting on a park bench

    For Teachers: Summer Reading During Turbulent Times

    Influenced by the pandemic and social unrest, two teachers recommend books to read this summer on topics like wrestling with loss, addressing inequity, and recharging for the school year ahead.
    5.3k
  • 15 Characteristics of a 21st-Century Teacher

    A teacher reflects on our changing society and how change informs what teaching is like today.
    28.1k

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