No Teacher Left Behind

By: Mary Hickley

Teachers Are Learners Too!

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 teachers receive more training and sessions that will help teachers stay on top of new technology skills. Teachers should have access to the best learning techniques available.

Should all teachers across the country use certain practices?

Yes, teachers should use practices that ensure students needs are being met through education. These practices should also include interaction and lifelong skills.

Should there be a consistent standard for all teachers to meet, just as students must pass high stake tests?

There should be a standard for teachers to meet. Such as being held responsible for making sure their students are being prepared for testing by using their abilities in making decisions, critical thinking and problem solving skills. A standard that will prompt teachers to relate subject matters properly to students.

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

I feel teachers are being prepared well because they are providing students with the 21st century skills they need to succeed. They are actively engaging students in real world experiences, assist them with new technology skills, and doing assessments, as well as other skills. NETS-T is preparing teachers with the requirements needed to conduct a successful learning environment.