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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Science and Craft of Teaching

Monday, August 04, 2014

With lawsuits trying to make it easier to rid the system of ineffective teachers, more attention is going to how to teach teaching.Elizabeth Green, co-founder of Gotham Schools (now Chalkbeat) and the author of Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone) (W. W. Norton & Company, 2014), explores "best practices" for training educators.

EVENT: Elizabeth Green reads tonight at Book Court, 163 Court St, in Brooklyn at 7pm.

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NYC Teachers Sharpen Digital Tools for the Classroom

Monday, July 21, 2014

It may be vacation season but hundreds of New York City teachers are spending their summer days brushing up on the latest technology tools for the classroom.

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Bank Street Helps NYC Get Pre-K Teachers Ready for Fall Expansion

Friday, July 11, 2014

Putting the focus on quality, education officials are offering intensive training sessions for pre-k teachers next month.

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NYC Officials Expect a 'Big Lift' in Pre-K Expansion

Thursday, April 24, 2014

There's no doubt that rolling out thousands of new pre-kindergarten seats by September will be a big lift for New York City. Two members of Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration said so themselves, and acknowledged some of the obstacles at an event Wednesday night.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

STEM Education at the Museum

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

President of the American Museum of Natural History, Ellen Futter talks about the museum's first graduating class of teachers, and their program to add to New York State's schools through teacher training.

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Raising the Bar on Teachers? I'll Pass.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

"If we have a problem recruiting top college graduates to education, we should fix that problem. Testing doesn't fix anything, and in this case, a teacher bar exam disguises the need to do something more meaningful to attract and retain the best teachers by creating the illusion of action," says an English teacher. What do you think about a bar exam for teachers? Weigh in.

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Anxiety Attack: Conquering the Fear of Math

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Two professors say we've got to stop sending messages to young children — especially girls — that math is something to fear. Humans are actually hardwired to think mathematically, they say. Hear The Takeaway segment on the new Math Museum, and math anxiety.

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Report: Teacher 'Bar Exam' Gains Traction

Thursday, January 31, 2013

A "bar exam" for teachers -- something Gov. Cuomo said he supports -- gets a closer look in a recent NPR story in which Randi Weingarten, Arthur Levine, and others say a national certification test could raise the standards of the profession.

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D.O.E. and Unions to Resume Eval Talks

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Despite the public exchange of barbs and insults, the Bloomberg administration and teachers' and principals' unions said they are planning to meet this week to talk about teacher evaluations. One key issue on the table: how to provide meaningful training to principals and teachers in time to implement a new system by September.

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Effective Teacher Training: Worth the Cost

Monday, January 21, 2013

A school principal sings the praises of one teacher training program, the urban teacher residency, arguing it should serve as a model for a statewide teacher training system.

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Questions Lead Way in One School's Teacher Training

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

It would be unsurprising if this parochial school had a poor academic track record. None of the teachers went to college. All the students speak Yiddish as their first language. The vast majority of the students are extremely poor. Yet for the past decade the principal has coaxed excellence out of both students and teachers.

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Test Scores Do Not Lead To Better Teachers

Friday, October 19, 2012

The principal of the High School of Telecommunication Arts and Technology in Brooklyn argues that any new teacher evaluation system needs to include training and not merely rely on student scores.

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Old Strategies Hinder Common Core's Success

Thursday, October 11, 2012

An active parent argues that as long as teaching strategies and curricula stay the same, the lofty goals of the Common Core State Standards will not be met.

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Teachers Share 'Lament' About the Next Thing

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Schoolbook contributor Arthur Goldstein's acerbic commentary on facing a new innovation at the start of every school year apparently is shared by many in the teaching profession. Teachers from all over the country echoed his frustration in an outpouring of online comments, and they are still streaming in.

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A Teacher's Lament: The Next Big Thing

Friday, September 14, 2012

One teacher is weary - and wary - of the annual presentation of new ideas.

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A Teacher Evaluation Method That Actually Works

Friday, September 14, 2012

A first-hand appraisal of a system to assess teachers that has the support of both the Department of Education and the teachers' union.

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Teachers Top Policy Agenda

Thursday, September 13, 2012

The New York Times Schools for Tomorrow conference underway this morning is addressing key questions about teacher training and evaluation. SchoolBook will be monitoring the discussion, online and via the Twitter hashtag #nytedtech. Join us, and weigh in.

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New Math Teacher Counts on Group Learning

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

A new math teacher plots her strategy in anticipation of year one in the New York City school system.

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New Teacher Credentials Emphasize the Practical

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

New York is joining other states in reworking the way it certifies teachers, emphasizing classroom evaluation over written exams. WNYC's Brian Lehrer hosts a lively conversation.

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Summer Brings Pleasure of Learning Back to Some Teachers

Monday, July 23, 2012

Summer may look like a big vacation perk for teachers, but many educators spend July and August teaching summer classes. They also plan for the year ahead. And still others use the time to be students again.

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