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Providing Consistent Learning Opportunities for Teachers

No Child Left Behind was created to ensure student success. The success of our educators should also be ensured. There are several ways that teachers can continue to learn useful techniques and strategies. If they are consistently given the opportunity to be educated, they will no longer be left behind. The nation, or state in which they teach in, should be responsible for funding and creating these ongoing programs. These programs should include different workshops for each subject and grade level. Giving teachers a variety of programs will ensure that they are receiving the appropriate education for what they are certified to teach. Due to the continuous transformation of education, teachers need to continue to transform with it.

Specific Teaching Practices

There should not be certain practices that teachers across the country must use. Each classroom, teacher, and students are different so using the same practices does not make sense. Teachers should be able to use their own individual teaching styles and creativity in their classroom. They should continue to keep up-to-date with new educational advancements and the 21st century skills.

Standards for Teaching

Teachers should not be tested to meet specific standards, but they should observed. Observing teachers will allow others to see if they can apply information, connect with students, and meet student’s needs. To become a teacher, you typically have to complete and pass several tests to receive your certification. Continuing to test them at such high stakes could create panic and distract them from their classroom instruction.

Mastering the ISTE Standards

At this moment, it is not apparent that teachers are being prepared to master the ISTE Standards for Teachers. These standards incorporate the frequent use of technology and creativity which fairly aligns with the 21st century skills. Teachers should continuously be trained to use these standards and how to incorporate them into their classrooms.
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