Teachers and Teaching

Sketching a Workable Way Forward on Teacher Pay

There's a win-win solution to teacher compensation. But it requires a willingness to rethink how teachers are paid and how school dollars are spent.

What Exactly Is Teacher Professionalism, Anyway?

"Teacher professionalism" can mean profoundly different things to different people. Fordham's Robert Pondiscio argues that the key to professionalizing teaching is to ask, "What do the kids do all day?"

School Leaders Can Help Reduce Minority Teacher Turnover

Teacher turnover and shortages are challenges that the entire education field faces, but these challenges are especially acute for teachers of color.

Becoming an Instructional Coach

An interview with two teachers-turned-coaches about how they made the transition.

EdStat: All Else Being Equal, Teachers with Classes in which 20 Percent of Students had an Emotional/ Behavioral Disorder were 2.15 Percentage Points More Likely to Leave Their School or Teaching

Teachers are likely a key element in the successful inclusion of students with disabilities (SWDs), but few studies have investigated how general-education teachers are impacted.

Are Teacher Preparation Programs Interchangeable Widgets? An Interview With Paul T. von Hippel

States have imposed a variety of rules on teacher candidates and the programs that seek to license them, with the goal of ensuring that all new teachers are ready to succeed on their first day in the classroom. New research challenges the very assumptions underlying these efforts.

Do Specialized Teaching Roles Help or Hurt Students?

In addition to being content instructors, we also expect teachers to be curriculum designers, assessment creators, and experts at evaluating student work and analyzing student learning data, not to mention experts in classroom management and culture, coaching students on self-management, providing students with social and emotional support, and being the primary school connection with parents and families.

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