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Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Dec 02, 2016

Follow our Facebook and Twitter pages to get the latest updates on the National Board and the education world. We have more than 15,000 followers on Twitter and more than 30,000 likes of our page on Facebook -- thank you to all of our supporters!


Subscribe to The Standard

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Dec 02, 2016

The Standard is National Board's official blog with stories from accomplished teachers in the classroom and beyond. Subscribe to the blog to get notified about the latest posts on a wide-range of topics in education, from policy to practice.


Get started on the National Board journey

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Dec 01, 2016

Board certification allows teachers to hone their practice, showcase their talent in the classroom, and demonstrate their dedication to their students and their profession. Learn the steps to becoming a National Board candidate.


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Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Dec 01, 2016

Want a behind-the-scenes look at the National Board? Follow us on Instagram @NBPTS!


National Board certification -- Value for leadership

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Nov 30, 2016

Carol Skiba, NBCT, shares how the journey through National Board Certification can open doors for teacher leadership. Watch the video.


Why do I fly?

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Nov 30, 2016

Why does Michelle Accardi, NBCT, travel all the time? Answer: To work towards the goal of ensuring that every student in every ZIP code is taught by a National Board Certified Teacher. Read her story.


Building the continuum

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Nov 29, 2016

To transform teaching, we are working with partners to strengthen a continuum within teaching that leads from pre-service teacher preparation to accomplished practice, then to a variety of leadership roles within the profession. Learn about our vision and work on our website.


Leading together to transform teaching

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Nov 29, 2016

"When a group of accomplished teachers is empowered to lead change, great things happen, and our students win," writes Luann Lee, NBCT. Read her blog post.


Blog: Ban the word "parents"

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Nov 28, 2016

We must revisit how we describe and engage families, writes Joanna Schimizzi, NBCT. In this blog post, she explores why the word "parents" on documents may be leaving out some students.


Teacher leadership in action

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Nov 23, 2016

Teachers have implemented successful leadership projects across the country through Teach to Lead, an initiative from National Board, U.S. Department of Education and ASCD. Read their stories.


National Board candidacy: A personal and district priority

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Nov 23, 2016

Crystal Culp, NBCT, worked to reintroduce a National Board candidate support program in her district. Read her story on The Standard.


Opening my door as a candidate for National Board Certification

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Nov 21, 2016

"Teaching is not a closed-door profession, you see," writes Kelly Pace, a candidate for National Board Certification. In this blog post, Pace shares her experience with the process and how it has "opened" her door to collaboration. Read her story.


"Why do we need to know this?"

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Nov 17, 2016

You've probably heard that question from a student before. Ariel Robinson, NBCT, shares how she changed her practice to better connect with her students. Read her story.


Amp up your classroom: Collaborate with your school librarian

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Nov 16, 2016

How do you collaborate with other adults in your school building? Laura Gardner, NBCT and school librarian, shares tips on collaborating with teachers. Read the blog.


This evening's #NBBookChat: a classic

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Nov 15, 2016

Dust off your copies of "Their Eyes Were Watching God," because our third book chat is happening Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. ET. Join the discussion on Twitter by using the hashtag #NBBookChat and following @NBPTS.


Tonight's Twitter chat: #TeachersatED

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Nov 15, 2016

Teach to Lead is hosting a #TeachersatED Twitter chat on Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. ET. Join educators as they discuss inclusion, equity and opportunity in advance of the next teacher leadership summit in December.


Next up for #NBBookChat: a classic

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Nov 11, 2016

Dust off your copies of "Their Eyes Were Watching God," because our third book chat is happening Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. ET. Join the discussion on Twitter by using the hashtag #NBBookChat and following @NBPTS.


Twitter chat: #TeachersatED

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Nov 11, 2016

Teach to Lead is hosting a #TeachersatED Twitter chat on Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. ET. Join educators as they discuss inclusion, equity and opportunity in advance of the next teacher leadership summit in December.


Benefits of project-based learning

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Nov 10, 2016

Are you looking for ways to use project-based learning in your classroom? Check out these tips from Java Robinson, NBCT.


Meaningful to me, important to my students

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Nov 07, 2016

National Board President and CEO, Peggy Brookins, NBCT, reflects on renewing her Board certification. Read the blog post.




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