No Teacher Left Behind

Learning opportunities for teachers on new techniques and strategies

The teaching profession is constantly changing, so it is important for teachers to be continuous learners. Effective professional development should occur throughout the school year, not just during one-shot workshops or summer sessions. Teachers must have frequent opportunities for in-depth and active learning that is authentic and useful in their daily practice. In order to ensure implementation of new strategies, teachers need to have ample time to practice in their own classrooms. For this reason, interventions learned during the summer without time for practice are often abandoned during the school year.

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

1- Maintain good communication skills

2- Getting students engagement

3- Use Humor.

4- Act don't react

5- Be clear and precise in your instructions

6- Give room to individualized learning

7- Positive feedback

8- Involve students in decision making

9- Use peer learning

10- Love your subject/ job

Should there be a consistent standard that all teachers meet? If so, what would be the standard

For education schools and other teacher preparation providers, a board exam would set a clear threshold for success that could be used to assess the quality of programs as well as to encourage providers to share good skills. Done properly, a board exam would influence what occurs during hiring and professional development. A board exam would enable teachers to begin their careers with much master levels of skill, to see themselves as part of a profession with a shared and expanding knowledge base, and to have pride that comes from entering a selective profession.

How well are teachers prepared to master the ISTE Standards for Teachers in the classroom?

As for the ISTE Standards for teachers, I must say that from the teachers that I have come in contact with and interacted with both in and out of the classroom they have excelled exceptionally. I have visited teachers for all occasions, whether to observe, parties, teacher-parent conferences or to have lunch, I have seen the passion and the drive that most teachers have allowed themselves to excel in their teaching skills.


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