Showing 5 ideas for label trending idea

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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