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El-Mekki, Sharif – Educational Leadership, 2018
For many reasons, it's crucial to bring more black men into the U.S. teaching workforce. The author's group--The Fellowship: Black Male Educators for Social Justice--works toward that end in Philadelphia. Four teacher leaders from The Fellowship share their stories of what drew them into teaching.
Descriptors: Males, Social Justice, Fellowships, Teacher Attitudes
Barrett, Sharon Kebschull; Arnett, Thomas – Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, 2018
Research demonstrates that student-centered teaching strategies (tutoring, small-group learning, mastery-based learning, and individualized instruction) can help students excel. Many schools have turned to blended learning--integrating online learning into brick-and-mortar schools--to help implement these strategies sustainably and effectively.…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Blended Learning, Teacher Role, Innovation
Barrett, Sharon Kebschull; Han, Jiye Grace – Public Impact, 2013
Leading Educators works with schools and districts to maximize the leadership development of highly effective teachers. It aims to bolster the talent pipeline by identifying and training strong potential teacher-leaders, and in turn, increasing student achievement and developing teachers on its fellows' teams. The organization's leaders believe…
Descriptors: Teacher Empowerment, Teacher Leadership, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Improvement
Olson, Cathy Applefeld – Teaching Music, 2012
The most ambitious of music teachers seek not only to educate their students about notes and chords, but also to instill in them the transcendent joy of making music. That joy is abundant in Venezuela, where the El Sistema national music education program has been a boon to the country's cultural growth and has created a climate of positive social…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Fellowships, Social Change
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Coggins, Celine; Zuckerman, Sarah; McKelvey, Lee Anne – Educational Leadership, 2010
Young teacher applicants to the Teach Plus Policy Fellows Program indicate that contrary to the opinions of those who believe they are in teaching only for the short term, they actually want to find a way to continue teaching. Their description of the profession they seek--one that makes a difference, challenges them, engages them as leaders, and…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Young Adults, Career Choice, Social Justice
Hughes, Kent H., Ed.; Byers, Elizabeth A., Ed. – Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2010
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars was delighted to host a group of current and former Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellows as they celebrated the 20th anniversary of the fellowship program. Outstanding math and science teachers in America's K-12 schools, the Einstein Fellows spend a year (or sometimes two) working on…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, National Standards, Educational Change, Science Teachers
Hoff, David J.; Keller, Bess – Education Week, 2008
This article reports that by next fall--only months before she leaves office--U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings plans to have five teachers on her staff and set up a group of 20 ad hoc advisers still working in classrooms. Under the Teaching Ambassador Fellowship program the teachers would work at the department for one year starting…
Descriptors: Public Agencies, Teachers, Fellowships, Politics of Education
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Trautmann, Nancy M. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2008
The traditional presumption in higher education that subject-matter knowledge is sufficient for effective teaching is breaking down. One cause of this change is the growing knowledge about how people learn, a consequence of which is a heightened focus on student-centered teaching practices. Another is the increasing diversity of students seeking…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Teacher Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education, Rote Learning
Beckner, Gary, Ed. – Association of American Educators, 2008
"Education Matters" is the monthly newsletter of the Association of American Educators (AAE), an organization dedicated to advancing the American teaching profession through personal growth, professional development, teacher advocacy and protection. This issue of the newsletter includes: (1) Quality Counts: Doesn't It? (Kate Walsh and…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Policy, Annual Reports, Class Size
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Takata, Jennifer Welsh – Journal of Staff Development, 2008
Boston Public Schools, winner of the 2006 Broad Prize for Urban Education, creates innovative programs to develop school leaders based on the idea that "school leadership is the single most important factor in schools' success." Teachers play an invaluable role in determining the quality of classroom instruction, but a principal is, in…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Fellowships, Instructional Leadership, Urban Education
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Saffold, Felicia – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2006
As the former director of the Compton Fellowship Program, the author has an in-depth knowledge about the program. When she left the position in 1997, she became interested in doing research on the impact of the program. The author knew that she would filter the events and situations that took place through a lens which would influence her…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Fellowships, Mentors, Program Design