About the author: Amy Dominello | SmartBlogs
Amy Dominello edited SmartBrief's education newsletters. Before joining SmartBrief, she spent 10 years as a reporter and editor for several newspapers and their websites, writing about everything from local school boards to congressional hearings -- and everything else in between. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Maryland.
By Amy Dominello on August 1st, 2011 | 1697311 comments on this postHow+and+why+teachers+should+start+blogging2011-08-01+09%3A35%3A30Amy+Dominellohttp%3A%2F%2Fsmartblogs.com%2Fsocialmedia%2F%3Fp%3D16973
However, it’s also an outlet for teachers to build awareness about issues, share information and best practices with one another and bring about systemic change in education, panelists said during a session at the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Conference.
“It’s for us to have that information and to be bolstered and to push back,” said teacher David B.[…] Continue Reading »
Teachers need to do a better job of making their voices heard in policy discussions, said several teacher leaders on a panel at the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Conference.
The panelists — all National Board Certified Teachers, several of whom have been on the ground in Washington, D.C., through fellowships at federal agencies — shared what they’ve learned in their efforts to initiate policy change at all levels of government.[…] Continue Reading »
By Amy Dominello on July 28th, 2011 | 112017 comments on this postDan+Pink%2C+on+3+ways+to+increase+motivation+in+schools2011-07-28+14%3A00%3A00Amy+Dominellohttp%3A%2F%2Fsmartblogs.com%2Fleadership%2F%3Fp%3D11201
How can schools motivate teachers to excel and engage students in learning? Not by using the tired carrot-and-stick approach, said Daniel H. Pink, author of “A Whole New Mind” and “Drive.”
Pink, who spoke at Thursday’s opening general session of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Conference, offered teachers in attendance tools to move away from carrots and sticks in the classroom and in school systems.[…] Continue Reading »