One way to become an exceptional teacher is to focus less on traits like humor and charisma and more on self-awareness and interactions with students.
Best Practice: Lead
Roy, C. (2019, October 29). 5 Steps for Bringing Mindfulness to Your Classroom. Retrieved November 4, 2019.
Educators today must do far more than teach content. We are expected to figure out how to get students to access the curriculum, “shut off”
Fleming, N. (2019, August 9). Students Can Now Miss School for a ‘Mental Health Day’. Retrieved October 23, 2019.
Driven by high rates of youth suicide and depression, some states are now providing the legal backing for students to take a ‘mental health day.’
Aguilar, E. (2015, August 7). The Power of the Positive Phone Call Home. Retrieved October 23, 2019.
Calling students’ parents or guardians with good news encourages more good behavior and creates strong teacher-student bonds.
Riddell, R. (2019, October 22). Lessons in Leadership: Missouri principal Beth Houf shares what it means to ‘lead like a pirate’. Retrieved October 23, 2019.
Beth Houf, principal of Fulton Middle School in Missouri, says she works to “lead like a pirate” — meaning that she focuses on the “why
Teaching the nuances of when and how to use technology—and leaving room for boredom—can be invaluable, says journalist Manoush Zomorodi.
Ferlazzo, L. (2019, October 2). ‘Classroom Management Is About Being Proactive’. Retrieved October 14, 2019.
What are your best classroom-management tips?
Zimmerman, A. (2019, October 8). To boost literacy, this Queens school is training support staff to teach reading. Retrieved October 9, 2019.
Paraprofessionals at P.S. 111 in Long Island City, N.Y., are being trained to teach reading as part of the school’s efforts to increase literacy rates.
Chillag, A. (2019, October 7). Black men make up only 2% of teachers in the US. A group named ‘Call Me MISTER’ wants to change that. Retrieved October 9, 2019.
Twenty-four universities in South Carolina have adopted a program — dubbed “Call me MISTER” — aimed at providing support to help men of color become
Cliburn, E. (2019, October 1). Westran teachers, staff participate in poverty simulation. Retrieved October 2, 2019.
Some Missouri teachers learned what it’s like to live in poverty and make difficult decisions that can result in homelessness through to a simulation led