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TNTP Re-imagine Teaching


This blog shares ideas, research and opinion about how to support great teaching and create vibrant classrooms.

The Making of a Classroom Community

October 20, 2016 | by Heather Howle

By ceding control of her classroom and giving students a voice, a Fishman Prize winning teacher built a community that pushes each other to achieve in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

Confronting the Professional Development Mirage

October 18, 2016 | by Richard Green

How can districts identify what professional development works?

Join a Conversation with the Fishman Winners

October 13, 2016 | by Dan Weisberg

How can students, teachers, and communities collaborate to help all kids meet their aspirations?

How to Be More Than “Just a Teacher”

October 11, 2016 | by Eric Hale

Anybody can learn the “science” part of teaching, but what about the heart part?

How Has New Mexico’s Commitment to Change Helped Students?

October 06, 2016 | by Ellen Hur

New Mexico shifted from a culture of low expectations to believing in the success of every student.

Engaged Parents and Communities: The Secret to Defying Expectations in D.C.

September 30, 2016 | by Kenya Bradshaw

Kaya Henderson shares her vision for community engagement and how she hopes DCPS can sustain it.

What’s In a Student Portfolio? Fishman Winners Weigh In On ESSA

September 27, 2016

Should student portfolios be used in statewide testing?

Raising Parent Voices to Demand a Better Education

September 21, 2016 | by Leticia de la Vara

What can states learn from civil rights groups when it comes to implementing ESSA?

Adding Innovation and Heart to District Communications

September 13, 2016 | by Jessica Wilbanks

In Houston, a thoughtful approach to communications invests a community in student success.

Where Did Abraham Lincoln Go to Law School?

September 08, 2016 | by Dan Weisberg

Innovative approaches to licensure can open up much-needed pipelines of new teachers.

ESSA is an Opportunity to Raise Voices That Often Go Unheard

September 01, 2016 | by Leticia de la Vara

For ESSA to work, parents and communities must be engaged.

DCPS Takes a Leap Toward More Effective PD

August 30, 2016 | by Dan Weisberg

D.C. Public Schools recommits itself to giving teachers the support they need.

Molding Young Kings in Oakland

August 25, 2016 | by Allison Aliaga

A unique strategy to empower young African American men and drive results in the classroom.

Old Content Won’t Work for the New Generation of Students

August 23, 2016 | by Caitlin Meehan-Draper

How do we make learning accessible, fun, and engaging for the modern student?

Higher Standards Create a Sense of Possibility, Not “Failure”

August 16, 2016 | by Chris Hayes

Critics argue higher standards have failed students, but what do students themselves have to say?

What’s Possible When Kids Are Challenged in School? Ask the Kids.

August 11, 2016 | by Dan Weisberg

Why does raising the bar for all kids matter? These students will tell you.

His Dream is to “Empower Homies”—Not Demonize Them

August 09, 2016

How do we support students who too often are written off by society?

On Teacher Prep, the Data Speaks Volumes—If We Let It

August 04, 2016 | by Dottie Smith

A static approach to teacher preparation won't get us to where we want to be.

How I am Learning to Practice What I Preach

August 02, 2016 | by David Gesualdi

When experienced teachers push themselves to continue learning, students benefit.