No Teacher Left Behind

How would you suggest we, as a nation, provide consistent learning opportunities for teachers and ensure that they are not left behind in learning about new techniques and strategies?

I would suggest that all teachers first of all have the appropriate degree that it takes to be a teacher. Secondly, the teacher should be willing to find and learn about the standards that are being taught and get all the information that is needed to teach the standards so that each child will master the skills that is taught., Thirdly, the teacher should be willing to get training on any and all new information that comes forth, and forth, the teacher should never feel ashame about asking a question no question is a bad question if you don't understand.

Should all teachers across the country use certain practices? If so, what would those be?

I say yes and those practices should be the ones that are mandated by the state, city or country that they live in.

Should there be a consistent standard for all teachers to meet, just as students must pass high stakes tests? If so, what would be the standard?

Yes I do because if the teacher is doing and teaching the standards that is required for the school and the student then the student most of them will do well on the test. When students in a teachers class is exceling that means the teacher is reading and learning about what she/he needs to know and do in order for their students to succeed but if the teacher has a bad reputation of his/her students constantly failing subjects that mean the teacher is behind in what she/he is suppose to do and that is a test reight there for the school to determine if that teacher is a qualified teacher.

Share your thoughts on how well teachers are being prepared to master the NETS-T standards in their classrooms

I think that teachers are using the standards to the best of their ability. I have noticed that there is more technology in the classrooms such as IPD, Smart boards, and computers. Thes technology equipments are helping the students but how is it really helping the student teacher relationship? I say that because I have noticed that teachers are not communicating with the students they are just throwing the work out there for the students to do, and give instructions on what to do and some of the students can't comprehend the lesson , so is the teacher willing to help the child or just leave the child hanging. Yes because the teachers are being stressed to teach all the skills the student has to accomplish before they leave that class that make the student be pressured because of all the work that is coming at them. Remember we will not have any child left behind nor teacher but the pressure is making it difficult for them both.