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Educational LeadershipMay 2016 / Volume 73, Number 8The Working Lives of Educators
Educators Deserve Better: A Conversation with Richard DuFourNaomi ThiersAdvice to embattled professionals about how to fight back.
Creating Communities of PracticeCharlotte DanielsonIf not teacher evaluation, what should drive teacher improvement?
Team Work: Time Well SpentSusan Moore Johnson, Stefanie K. Reinhorn, and Nicole S. SimonA study of teachers in high-poverty schools confirms the power of working in teams.
Teachers at the WheelJeffrey P. CarpenterWhat are the advantages and challenges of self-directed teacher professional development?
The Myth of the Performance PlateauJohn P. Papay and Matthew A. KraftA recent study shows that teachers do keep improving after five years.
Do Accountability Policies Push Teachers Out?Richard Ingersoll, Lisa Merrill, and Henry MayHigh teacher turnover can be stemmed, even when schools face sanctions.
The Consequences of edTPADeborah GreenblattA national pre-service teacher assessment’s cumbersome requirements are discouraging many strong teacher candidates.
The Benefits of edTPAAmee AdkinsedTPA gives candidates rich feedback, guides them in setting early professional priorities, and prepares them for professional evaluation.
Stepping Up Support for New TeachersAlicia MooreHow one district tackled new teacher attrition and boosted retention.
Toward Better Teacher PrepJenny DeMonteTraining is shifting from instructing candidates about teaching to teaching them how to teach.
Teacher Evaluation Reform: Focus, Feedback, and FearMorgaen L. DonaldsonConnecticut teachers find the new evaluation process better than the traditional model, but also more stressful.
What I Wish My Professors Had Told MeJennifer CollinsSix truths about keeping your head as a beginner.
COLUMNS / DEPARTMENTS
Perspectives/Taking Stock of the Teaching LifeMarge Scherer
Research Says/Evaluating and Improving: Not the Same ThingBryan Goodwin with Heather HeinReviewing performance may do little to change behavior.
Show & Tell: A Video Column/Getting Better Every YearDoug Fisher and Nancy FreyTeachers exemplify excellence in multiple ways.
The Techy Teacher/Five Tips for Avoiding Technology OverloadCatlin TuckerHow to balance your teaching life in a connected world.
Index to Advertisers
Principal Connection/Reaching Out for FeedbackThomas R. HoerrHave you asked your staff lately how well you are doing?
One to Grow On/Caring for TeachersCarol Ann TomlinsonA call for educators to look after themselves and their colleagues.
ASCD Community in Action
EL Takeaways/Eight Truisms about Teaching
Ways to Make Mentoring WorkAnnette BreauxWhat support do effective mentors need?
A Window into New Teachers’ MindsJacqueline Grennon Brooks and Behailu MammoNovice teachers choose an emblem or artifact that signifies how they see their teaching lives.
How Does Value-Added Data Affect Teachers?Jennifer L. Jennings and Aaron M. PallasValue-added measures are counterproductive, teachers say.
Tell Me About…/Advice you’d offer a first-year teacher.
EL Study GuideNaomi Thiers
EL InterviewMike Anderson talks about how to combat stress and live the life of “a well-balanced teacher.”
Inservice Guest BloggersJeffrey P. Carpenter and Jennifer Collins