A summary of top stories featuring teacher news and trending articles on what’s impacting teachers today.
It’s been a week of giving thanks and recognizing teachers around the nation for all they do in educating and shaping the minds of our future. We thought we would end the week off on the same note, by sharing articles about the latest news on what’s directly impacting teachers and teacher education.
Secretary King Writes in Appreciation of Teachers
Tech & Learning features an article written by U.S. Secretary of Education John King, thanking American teachers for their efforts, in honor of National Teacher Appreciation Week. Read the full letter and check out their #ThankATeacher video.Read article
The Merit Pay Myth: Why the Conventional Wisdom about Paying Teachers Is Wrong
If teachers are paid based on their performance, will it improve student performance as a result? Maybe – but the understanding of how merit pay works (also known as performance pay) is grossly misunderstood and outdated. Check out this article to learn more about this myth.Read article
University Of Denver 'Stem for Grown-Ups' Targets Teachers to Develop Critical Thinking Skills
The title for this one says it all. The University of Denver for Professional Development and Silicon STEM Academy are teaming up to design a new program for teachers and other professionals. Their objective is to help develop critical thinking skills to prep educators for 21st century subject matter.Read article
Teacher Appreciation Week: More Than a Quarter of K-12 Teachers Are Career Changers
A new survey by the University of Phoenix polled more than a thousand K-12 teachers across the U.S. to learn more about how teacher shortages affect classrooms, why those who switch careers to teaching are essential, and the why teachers recommend the profession to others.Read article
State Reviewing Thousands of Applications for Teacher Jobs in Hawaii
After word got out that Hawaii was facing a teacher shortage, they went from receiving 20 – 25 applications a day to over 600. Unfortunately, many of these applicants might be just looking for a vacation.Read article
To all teachers, from everyone here at D2L, thank you for inspiring us to continually innovate – we love the way you teach!
- Download the Innovation in Teaching Booklet– the latest publication from Inside Higher Ed on what innovative teachers from around the world are doing for their students.