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We Need Good Teachers

By: Desmond K, Blackburn, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, NTC Dear Grandma & Grandpa, I took your advice and became a teacher. I went further to become a leader of teachers. Now, I am working on developing an infinite stream of “good” teachers, support leaders, and systems that supplement their efforts. Thank you for the push!!!!! […]

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Starting with Learner Variability

By: Nichole Bennett, Instructional Coach, Prairie Heights Elementary, Iowa We’ve all been there before. You’ve been teaching for a few years. You think you’ve finally got a good handle on what this whole teaching thing is about and you get a class that truly tests you. The class where you have to teach things that […]

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The Power of Being Intentional

Roderica Simmons, MAT, NBCT Exceptional Children Itinerant Coordinating Teacher Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools As I reflect on my own journey as a special education teacher, there were many questions and wonders I had in regards to my instructional practice: how could I better impact student outcomes? How could I meet the many needs of diverse learners […]

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A Look Back at Symposium 2019

Supporting educators is a proven approach to increase student learning. This February 10 – 12, educators from across the country gathered together to discuss educators’ role in helping students succeed, with a particular focus on promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in classrooms, schools, and districts. If we truly desire to attain educational equity in our […]

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I am a teacher leader

By: Rashawn Williams, M.Ed., TRST, i3 Mentor, Professional Development, Polk County Public Schools  When asked the question, “why do teachers need mentors and coaches?”, I reflected on my 2 years of being a teacher leader and mentor in my school district.  These are the words that came to my mind: I am a teacher leader. I question, […]

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