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Sep 9, 2013

The Arbor School partnership

Through the Act and Research project, apprentices learn the value and real-world practice of learning from experience, gauging success and areas of improvement, and constantly evolving one's own teaching to better the classroom and the lives of students. All ideas and actions inform the next decision. Ask questions, collect information, make adaptations, repeat.

  • Teacher Preparation
Aug 7, 2013

Can the teaching profession be trusted?

I asked this question in a 2008 article I wrote for Phi Delta Kappan. Part of my response to the question was that “if the teaching profession is ever to be trusted to manage its professional affairs, we must unite around principles and standards that will serve students and the community well.”

  • Teacher Preparation
Jun 27, 2013

TeachOregon featured in EdWeek

Today, John Wilson of Education Week's John Wilson Unleashed blog wrote a great piece about Chalkboard's TeachOregon initiative. "TeachOregon: Growing Great Teachers" can be found here in its entirety. 

  • Teacher Preparation
  • Educator Workforce
  • Career Pathways
Jun 4, 2013

Myths About Educator Preparation Programs Part II

It is true that methods classes include discussions of theory and research and in that sense may seem abstract. However, a good understanding of theory and research provides the foundation for meaningful classroom observation and reflection.

  • Teacher Preparation
  • Educator Workforce

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