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TNTP Re-imagine Teaching

TNTP Blog

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

Four Qualities of Great Teachers

For the past five years, we’ve celebrated amazing teachers through the Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice. Today, we’re thrilled to announce the sixth class of Fishman Prize winners.

Richard Green

Introducing Amazing: Meet the 2017 Fishman Prize Finalists

We're proud to announce the 2017 Fishman Prize finalists! Help us celebrate these outstanding teachers.

Tiffany Cardona

10 Awards for Great Teachers

We believe it's essential to recognize the work of our nation's best teachers, and we know we're not alone. Here are 10 of our favorite awards and fellowships that seek to celebrate great teaching and amplify the voices of practicing educators across the country.

Editorial Staff

Teacher Appreciation All Year

DC teacher Shira Fishman, who the Fishman Prize is named for, explains how true teacher appreciation means creating opportunities for great ones to be treated as experts in their field and platforms for their voices to be heard.

Shira Fishman

Schools and Classrooms

Helping Teachers Become Leaders

Teachers have lots of great ideas about how to improve their schools—but they’re rarely given a chance to try them. Denver Public Schools is trying to change that.

Erin Mack Trapanese

A Day in the Life of a Teacher Leader

Rhonda Ferguson leads her school’s culture team and teaches a classroom full of pre-K kids, all while participating in DCPS’s intensive teacher development program—here’s how she does it.

April Inez Kaplowitz

On the Road to Better Teacher Training

An external research organization took a close look at our Teaching Fellows programs and assessed our Fellows’ effectiveness against other new teachers from different kinds of training programs. This week, they released their final report on that study.

Erin Grogan

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Personal Perspectives

Why I Don’t Believe in “Saving” Schools

For one former principal, community engagement is not just about sending teachers out into the community; it’s also important to bring the community into the school.

Nikki Grier

Why Special Education is a Civil Right

An educator discusses why she considers advocating for the rights of students with disabilities a crucial part of her job.

Ashley Cowger

How Six Kids Respond to Bullying

We asked six Philadelphia kids what they do when they see a classmate being bullied. Here's what they had to say.

Editorial Staff

Beating Bullying in My Classroom

To stop bullying and homophobia in his classroom, this educator teaches students to stand up for their classmates.

William Shelton

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Systems and Policy

A Literacy Test Without Merit

By getting rid of the literacy test, New York took an important first step toward a smarter approach to certifying teachers—one that could make our pool of educators stronger and more diverse.

Dan Weisberg

Bringing the Right to Personalized Education to Every Student

The US Supreme Court ruled that kids with disabilities are entitled to a “free appropriate public education…tailored to the unique needs of” each child. What if we could promise this to all students?

Dan Weisberg

How Can States Support Better Teacher Prep? Start with Better Data.

With the right information, school systems can place more great teachers in the classrooms where they can make the biggest difference. Here’s how six states are using smarter data systems to strengthen their workforce.

Katie Diggins

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