Showing 10 ideas for label trending idea

Spring Campaign

Balanced Classrooms trending idea

Like students, teachers are being assessed with a one-size fits all mentality. Not all classrooms are balanced in terms of ability, income, language proficiency, emotional stability, and behaviors to name a few. Yet, teachers need to reach the same levels of achievement whether their students attend 180 days a year or 80 days a year.

Many classrooms have disproportionate percentages of student demographics and needs.... more »

City Milford

State MASSACHUSETTS

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2 votes

Spring Campaign

ALL Children CAN Learn; ALL Teachers Can Be Trained - Keep The Spark Alive! trending idea

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Teacher leaders need to be advocates for demonstrating that ALL children CAN learn when in the right environment. We need to stop looking at poverty as the reason we perform low on national tests in STEM disciplines. We need to overcome the obstacles by adopting norms that no matter what, our children will learn.

It begins in our teacher preparation programs. There are so many inconsistencies between the states and... more »

City Tallahassee

State Florida

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1 vote

Spring Campaign

Education Policy and Advocacy Summer Boot Camps (Digital and In Person) trending idea

I believe all teachers should receive information on education policy and teacher advocacy. In the current system, teachers are far too removed from policy decisions that affect so much of what we do in our classrooms.

I conceptualize the boot camps to occur throughout the US, much like the EdCamp model. A cohort of individuals would put together the Boot Camp content--a living, digital work-- and provide virtual and... more »

City Los Angeles

State CA

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8 votes

Spring Campaign

Supporting Teacher Success trending idea

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In many classrooms, especially in low-income schools, we see dedicated teachers whose students are not making expected progress. These teachers often receive pressure and attack from other teachers, parents, and administrators. This pressure, intended to motivate, increases stress and anxiety for struggling teachers and is counterproductive. Building a professional community beyond the school increases confidence and... more »

City Alexandria

State Virginia

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3 votes

Spring Campaign

Instructional Coaching is Needed to Improve Schools trending idea

In order to change struggling schools for the better, Instructional Coaches should be used to focus the instruction using research based instructional strategies. Instructional coaches' roles should be clearly defined and should not be asked to do administrative duties such as (but not limited to): lunch duty, disciplining students, etc. Instead as an Instructional Coach 100% of their time should be spent going through... more »

City Atlanta

State Georgia

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5 votes

Winter Campaign

Preparing Urban Teachers trending idea

There are many components to teaching in an urban environment outside of curriculum and classroom management. Many teachers entering urban education lack the knowledge of family background, family and community struggles, community dynamics, and how to assist families in their academic, social, and emotional journey. In order to better prepare and retain urban teachers, a scaffolded mentoring and professional development... more »

City Dayton

State OH

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4 votes

Winter Campaign

Classroom Connections: Creating opportunities for peer observation trending idea

Every day there are amazing things happening in our classrooms. One of my goals is to ensure that there are opportunities for my teachers to observe one another, share strategies, and collaborate. I would often hear talk of peers wanting to observe one another but rarely was there ever follow through.

My instructional coach and I created "Classroom Connections", the opportunity for our teachers to make a connection... more »

City State College

State PA

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8 votes

Winter Campaign

Ten Minute Take-Aways: Bite-Sized PD for Teachers trending idea

Ten-minute take aways are short, meaningful professional development sessions designed to introduce a skill, strategy, or activity to teachers. As an instructional leader, I believe it is my responsibility to have an awareness of the needs of my teachers and to find the most effective ways to share a variety of best practices to meet their needs.

I will share ideas for how to present short, meaningful professional... more »

City State College

State PA

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4 votes

Winter Campaign

The Whole Educator trending idea

NJ ASCD believes in order to provide a full service experience where children and families needs are met on a daily basis, the entire teacher must be fulfilled, too. Perseverance must play a significantly central role in an educator’s life in order to meet the needs of the whole child. A healthy teacher becomes a lifelong learner and leader. A whole teacher better models and supports a whole child and their family.

NJ... more »

City Flemington

State New Jersey

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31 votes

Winter Campaign

Authentic Collaborative Teams: Meaningfully co-designing and implementing common instruction trending idea

My teaching has been transformed by being a part of a meaningful collaboration that has been maintained weekly for the past 4 years. With 7 current members across 5 different schools, we work together towards our common goal of helping students learn IB physics.

We are committed to staying in alignment with each other because it enables our collaborative community to be more powerful. Therefore, we make decisions by... more »

City Springfield

State VA

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28 votes