We all know teachers are rock stars. In a literal sense, many rock stars, actors, inventors, and other famous people got their start as teachers. Can you guess which of the following famous people once worked in classrooms? You may retry as many times as you’d like. But first, back to you. We want to thank […]
All year long, we visit classrooms throughout the country to provide professional development, tools, and training. We love helping educators transform their schools into powerful learning environments, but to do that effectively, we have to ask a lot of questions. Why did you choose a career in education? What drives your passion for teaching? What […]
We are thrilled to release Dr. Susan Brookhart’s new book, Performance Assessment: Showing What Students Know and Can Do, now available at the Learning Sciences bookstore. Dr. Brookhart, a former elementary school teacher, also taught at Duquesne University from 1989 to 2003. She was a keynote speaker at the 2015 Building Expertise Conference, discussing the characteristics […]
By Scott Sterling Although teachers are grateful for any token of appreciation they receive on Teacher Appreciation Week, there is also a sense of “been there, done that.” The week usually consists of the bag of candy in the mailboxes, the breakfast hosted by the PTA, and the annual happy hour. Considering how stressful this […]
By Maia Appleby Students, parents, and the community at large should recognize the important work of teachers throughout the year, but it’s nice to set aside a special week just for that purpose! Teacher Appreciation Week has become an established tradition in school districts throughout the United States, but few seem to know how it […]
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