No Teacher Left Behind!!!!

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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 a nation, we need to make sure that the opportunities for teachers to ensure that they are not left behind in new techniques and strategies are to put some guidelines in place. One, teacher must have a Bachelor Degree as well as pass the Praxis and go to workshops every year to keep their certification current and all 21st Century skills up to date. If teachers don’t have all credentials up to date, go to workshops, and learn about 21st Century Skills then they will be left behind.

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

Yes, all teachers across the country should use certain practices but they do not need to be exactly the same practices, they just need to be practices. All teachers need to have a certain set of skills that can help reach every student in their class. Those skills would be how they communicate with the students, the set up of a curriculum that is balanced out, help students in all aspects of their class and help the students feel like they are being productive in school and in their personal life.

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?

I feel all jobs have a standard that must be upheld. Teachers aren’t any different. These standards that teachers should meet are for the students to reach their full potential and not coast on grades that aren’t what they could be. Teachers need to let kids be creative, jump into the skills of the 21st Century, they need to promote and model digital citizenship and responsibility (ISTE. 2015).

Lastly, share your thoughts on how well teachers are being prepared to master the ISTE Standards for Teachers standards in their classrooms.

Part of being a teacher is following certain standards and guidelines that are in schools and as a teacher it is our job to make sure we follow those standards.


Newman, R. (2013). Teaching and learning in the 21st century: Connecting the dots. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc.

International Society for Technology in Education. ISTE Standards Teachers. Retrieved from