No Teacher Left Behind

What can we do to ensure success?

New Techniques and strategies

In order to be an effective teacher, it is crucial to be up to date with new techniques and strategies for successful teaching. I believe that we as a nation, need to send all of our teachers to bi-monthly conferences that keep them in the know regarding new teaching techniques, and successful strategies.


In my opinion, I feel that teachers aren't prepared enough to master the NETS-T standards in their classrooms. I have these feelings because I have met and talked to quite a few teachers, and a lot of them don't seem to be very creative or have the desire to facilitate thinking, creativity, or learning. I've never seen a class that teaches creativity, and people are either creative or they aren't.


All teachers across the country should have to meet a set standard, every year. After all, how are our children supposed to learn all there is to know if the teacher isn't up to par on their practices. I believe that every year, a teacher should have to take a test that measures how much they know about new techniques and teaching strategies. If they do not pass the test, they should have to attend a conference that teaches them those techniques and strategies.