No Teacher Left Behind

Standards for All Teachers by Debra Halbert

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?

As Educators we are expected to use data to improve teaching and learning. Providing longer-term engagement with teachers based on their needs. There must be better ways to either work with individual teachers or grouping teachers based on similar needs will be key. The role will be to guide and coach the teachers in new or revised teaching strategies. Coaches or leaders within school districts which helps to develop environmental education coaches or leaders within school districts could also play a role as they could then become a mentor to assist individual teachers with their professional growth plans in relation to environmental education. Workshops for teachers including pre-service will help to provide workshops will continue to have a role in teacher professional learning.