Advocating for Special Education Programs, Teachers, and Students with Dr. Jane West [Podcast]

Introduction In the last decade, there’s been a 17% decrease in special education programs. I discussed this unsettling statistic—and other pressing issues facing special education—with […]

Equity Literacy With Dr. Paul Gorsky [Podcast]

Introduction “Equity in education.” It’s an issue frequently addressed by keynote speakers, research projects, journal articles, and teacher prep courses. But with all this discussion, […]

5 Ways to Support ETS PPAT Candidates

Are you a cooperating teacher or supervising instructor for the ETS PPAT assessment? If so, you have a responsibility to support candidates—and support comes in […]

Educators Rising Looks to Fill the Teacher Shortage

Introduction Recruit them while they’re young. That’s the strategy of organizations like teacher academies and Educators Rising—they generate excitement and interest among High Schoolers to […]

Understanding the PPAT Assessment: A Beginner’s Guide

How do you know that a teacher candidate is ready to take on the classroom?  One answer is the PPAT assessment: an online portfolio that […]

Navigating edTPA With Dr. Lisa Barron [Podcast]

Introduction Does your program or state participate in edTPA? The probability is pretty high. As more and more programs and states adopt edTPA standards, teacher […]

Why Teachers Stay: A Study of Teacher Retention [Podcast]

Introduction A recent publication found that 44% of new teachers in public and private schools leave teaching within five years of entering the profession. That’s […]

Preservice Teachers Can’t Handle the Feedback [Podcast]

Introduction How much feedback can preservice teachers handle? It’s a difficult balancing act. Supervisors have to identify room for improvement, without discouraging candidates. I chatted […]

How to Conquer edTPA Task 2

edTPA task 2 is one way for aspiring teachers to prove that they’re prepared for the classroom. The task requires pre-service teachers to submit a […]

5 edTPA Video Requirements to Review with Candidates

Do your teacher candidates understand edTPA video requirements?  That’s a difficult question to answer. Requirements can vary depending on a program’s submission software, the subject-specific […]

How Technology Helps Solve the Teacher Shortage in Rural Areas

Often the teacher shortage is felt most acutely in rural areas. So how can your teacher education program support the needs in neighboring rural areas? […]

One of the Poorest Places in the U.S. Is Pioneering Teacher Ed

Sumter County, Alabama, ranks in the ten lowest counties for average household income in the U.S. It’s a region of the American South with a […]

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