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Teacher Appreciation

russell quaglia Education researcher Dr. Russell Quaglia framed his talk, “Student Voice: They Have Something to Teach Us!” around three beliefs: “Students are the potential, not the problem. Students have something to teach us. The only way forward is together.”  He redefined aspiration as “the ability to dream and set goals while being inspired in the present… Continue Reading Dr. Russell Quaglia on Student Voice

logo for RESPECT teaching For Teacher Appreciation Week (May 6 – 10), U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan challenges education leaders to go beyond the usual celebratory breakfasts and bulletin boards. In a post on the USDE homeroom blog, the Secretary calls on education leaders to support teachers in the complex work of transitioning to higher standards. Secretary Duncan… Continue Reading Teacher Appreciation Takes More Than A Week

Michelle Shearer flanked by President Obama and Education Secretary Duncan Valedictorian of her high school and a Princeton University undergraduate, Michelle Shearer was discouraged by her peers for wanting to “waste” her brilliance by teaching. But something tugged at Shearer, the daughter of a teacher, and she found herself, while completing her degree at Princeton, an avid and committed volunteer at the New Jersey School for… Continue Reading “To Want for Someone Else’s Child What You Would Want for Your Own”– 2011 Teacher of the Year Michelle Shearer on the Essence of Teaching

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