TCHERS' VOICE / Engagement

Community College Students Question the Purpose of Grades

By Andrew Minigan
June 25, 2019

About 25 miles east of Los Angeles sits  Mt. San Antonio College (affectionately known as Mt. SAC), one of the largest community colleges in California. Mt. SAC has a diverse student population; 75% of students receive

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TCHERS' VOICE / Coaching

Teaching as a Spiritual Journey

By Rama Devagupta
June 18, 2019

Given the frequent teacher criticism we see in American society and the media today, one thing is clear: many may not recognize how physically, mentally and emotionally exhausting the teaching profession is.  According to research,1,2 an average teacher makes 1500+ educational decisions

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TCHERS' VOICE / Engagement

Voice Technology is Here: How it Could Reinforce Your Teaching

By Ian Freed and Irina Fine
June 12, 2019

Let’s face it. Children these days are often more technologically savvy than their parents. Sometimes, the students actually become their parents’ teachers, especially where devices are concerned. So perhaps teachers could use that passion to

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TCHERS' VOICE / Professional Learning

5 Reasons Why the QFT Can Support Your Professional Learning Work

By Matthew Parrilli
June 11, 2019

In my many years in the classroom, I have yet to find an instructional strategy as effective as the Question Formulation Technique (QFT) in increasing student engagement, motivation, and inquiry. While students generate, prioritize, and seek answers

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TCHERS' VOICE / Class Culture

Collective Teacher Efficacy

By Taj Jensen and Christine Kelly
June 04, 2019

Collective Teacher Efficacy is the number one factor influencing student achievement according to John Hattie’s work. This blog takes a deeper look at this concept and the use of cohesion, effective intervention systems, responsive leadership

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