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Finding the Middle Ground on Bullying

Finding the Middle Ground on Bullying | Accomplished California Teachers Education News | Scoop.it
The Learning First Alliance is a partnership of 16 national level education organizations representing 10 million members dedicated to improving student learning every day.
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National Board Makes Real Reform

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Prior to leading the National Education Association and the N.C. Association of Educators, John Wilson taught special education for 23 years. He is a past chair of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, the Learning First Alliance, and the N.C.
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Three Teachers Are on a Nationwide Quest to Design (and Open) the Ultimate School - Education - GOOD

Three Teachers Are on a Nationwide Quest to Design (and Open) the Ultimate School - Education - GOOD | Accomplished California Teachers Education News | Scoop.it
Two teachers are visiting public, private, parochial, and charter schools in all 50 states to find out what works.
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“If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail” — Economists Go After Schools Again | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

“If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail” — Economists Go After Schools Again | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | Accomplished California Teachers Education News | Scoop.it

In this new study, Enhancing the Efficacy of Teacher Incentives through Loss Aversion: A Field Experiment, they found that if they gave teachers several thousand dollars at the beginning of the year and told them they’d have to return it if their students didn’t do well on math tests, then students did better on those tests (though it doesn’t appear to me to be significantly better and it didn’t track results past one school year — I’d be interested in hearing from others more versed on statistics, and readers might be interested in The Best Resources For Understanding How To Interpret Education Research).

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Leading Through Outreach and Relationships

Leading Through Outreach and Relationships | Accomplished California Teachers Education News | Scoop.it

Teacher leadership is a mind-set rather than a title; a perception of endless possibilities with every new experience; the belief that within myself I have the ability to bring new ideas to life; the knowledge that relationships are everything.

I chose to earn my National Board certification in English as a New Language because I was drawn to the community aspect of the standards, as I am drawn to Domain 6 of the Teacher Leader Model Standards, "Improving Outreach and Collaboration with Families and Community." A teacher leader recognizes the impact that families, cultures, and communities have on student learning, and promotes partnerships among our school community toward the common goal of excellent education.

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Teacher Voice: How Not to Be a Bobble-Head Doll

Teacher Voice: How Not to Be a Bobble-Head Doll | Accomplished California Teachers Education News | Scoop.it
Truly engaging with "teacher voice" means taking seriously the collective and individual expression of teachers' professional opinions, writes José Vilson.
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Can a Test Capture 'College and Career Readiness' in Early Grades?

Can a Test Capture 'College and Career Readiness' in Early Grades? | Accomplished California Teachers Education News | Scoop.it
Education Week staff writer Lesli A. Maxwell and contributing writer Julie Rasicot are reporters and bloggers with a long track record of covering education.
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Education Worker: Twelve Leadership Takeaways from Representative Assembly

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Experiences at the 2012 NEA Representative Assembly left me with a lot to think about. Here are twelve takeaways from the experience.

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Playing in the Sandbox of Evaluation Reform: Teacher as Observer

Playing in the Sandbox of Evaluation Reform: Teacher as Observer | Accomplished California Teachers Education News | Scoop.it
Welcome, July!  June was hell in LAUSD. LAUSD and UTLA arrived at a tentative contract for the coming year – highly controversial and polarizing.  Two LA teacher-led policy groups published s...
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Stories from School: Practice meets Policy: Five things I’ve learned about Our New Evaluation System

Stories from School: Practice meets Policy: Five things I’ve learned about Our New Evaluation System | Accomplished California Teachers Education News | Scoop.it
By Tom Last Wednesday I found myself in a conference room as part of a task force focused on implementing Washington State’s new evaluation system in our school district. As the day progressed, I learned five important things: 1.
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National Teacher of the Year: 'The revolution begins with us'

National Teacher of the Year: 'The revolution begins with us' | Accomplished California Teachers Education News | Scoop.it
By Donna Krache and Jamie Gumbrecht, CNN (CNN) - The United States is obsessed with high-stakes testing that doesn't show whether teachers are masterful and students are knowledgeable, Nationa...
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The Perils of Teaching in California

The Perils of Teaching in California | Accomplished California Teachers Education News | Scoop.it
A reader writes from California about the churn and instability caused by the toxic combination of annual budget cuts and an open door for unregulated charters. I met a teacher in Los Angeles recen...
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District's 'Teacher of the Year' laid off – Schools of Thought - CNN.com Blogs

District's 'Teacher of the Year' laid off – Schools of Thought - CNN.com Blogs | Accomplished California Teachers Education News | Scoop.it

(via CNN, a story about a Sacramento area Teacher of the Year being laid off).As many as 33,500 teaching jobs nationwide have been lost since September, according to a recent analysis by the Washington Post.

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SI&A Cabinet Report – News & Resources

Set aside nearly a year ago, legislation to overhaul the state’s teacher evaluation system appears set to resurface after new discussions between legislative leaders and the Brown administration.

AB 5, by Assemblyman Filipe Fuentes, D-Los Angeles, remains a viable bill even though it has sat dormant in the Senate Appropriations Committee since last August.

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New Standardized Tests Behind Schedule: Survey

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When asked about the problems associated with standardized testing -- cheating, overtesting, blunt measures of student achievement -- U.S.
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Writer’s Block Unblocked

Writer’s Block Unblocked | Accomplished California Teachers Education News | Scoop.it
Hello everyone – I’m back.  Writer’s block got me good the past few weeks.  Part of the issue was a general slowing down after the school year ends.  My rhythms and schedules have...
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How Much and What Kind of Teacher Education Do Novices Need?

An official with an influential foundation eager to transform teacher education was convinced that: [T]eacher education could occur rapidly given the long tenure in classrooms already served by int...
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People Need to Hear From Teachers

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My teacher leadership started with a principal who believed I had the potential to make an impact beyond my classroom. She first invited me to write a grant for the school and continued to push me beyond my comfort zone, asking that I take on student teachers. Mine became a model classroom for teacher observations.  At the same time, a colleague who was already a teacher leader nudged, guided, and mentored me into leading professional development outside of our school and district.

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Tempered, with an Edge » MiddleWeb

Tempered, with an Edge » MiddleWeb | Accomplished California Teachers Education News | Scoop.it
A MiddleWeb Interview Classroom teacher Bill Ferriter won’t need much introduction if you’re a middle grades educator with some geeky, edtech edges....
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How to Inspire and Motivate High Performance Employees

How to Inspire and Motivate High Performance Employees | Accomplished California Teachers Education News | Scoop.it
To become an HPO (a High Performance Organization) it is a precondition to hire and retain the right employees.
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Education Worker: Reflections on Teacher Leadership

Education Worker: Reflections on Teacher Leadership | Accomplished California Teachers Education News | Scoop.it

Some thoughts on teacher leadership I stand by today, as I stood by them a year ago. I like being consistent. A Dearth of accomplished teachers in union leadership.

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Seven Suggestions for Teachers to Make Their School Leaders More Effective

Seven Suggestions for Teachers to Make Their School Leaders More Effective | Accomplished California Teachers Education News | Scoop.it

....teachers are already experienced leaders who could engender and nurture more effective leadership in their administrators. The word "leader" implies a formal role--principal, instructional coach, association president--but anybody who's paying attention can tell you that the most influential teachers in any school frequently don't have a title or role.


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Teachers Working with Teachers: Reform through Collaboration and Continuity of Leadership (Part 1)

Teachers Working with Teachers: Reform through Collaboration and Continuity of Leadership  (Part 1) | Accomplished California Teachers Education News | Scoop.it
Want to give a “no excuses” reformer a stroke? Suggest that teachers working together on a daily basis have a better shot at improving teaching and learning than the highly marketed str...
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A “Round-Up” Of Recent Good Posts On Education Policy | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

A “Round-Up” Of Recent Good Posts On Education Policy | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | Accomplished California Teachers Education News | Scoop.it

@LarryFerlazzo offers a great list of recent ed. policy news, analysis and opinion.

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The Homeroom Is a Home » MiddleWeb

The Homeroom Is a Home » MiddleWeb | Accomplished California Teachers Education News | Scoop.it

We are more than grateful to middle grades math teacher and coach Jose Vilson for giving us permission to publish an excerpt from his...

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