NBPTS Update


Teaching students how to be informed members of their community

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Sep 23, 2016

By reading, analyzing and presenting current events, students gain confidence in their own opinions. They're educating each other, writes Ambereen Khan-Baker, NBCT. Read her blog post on The Standard.


Mark your calendars for the next #NBBookChat

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Sep 23, 2016

Join us for our next book chat on Twitter, Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 8 p.m. ET. We'll be discussing "Sweetgirl" by Travis Mulhauser, who will also join us in the chat. Add this event to your calendar.


Diving into teacher leadership

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Sep 22, 2016

Teachers from across the country will be in Long Beach, Calif., this weekend to advance their teacher leadership projects at the Teach to Lead Summit. Tomorrow and Saturday, join us on Twitter and follow teacher leadership in action via the #TTLSummit hashtag.


Get started on the National Board journey

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Sep 22, 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.


National Board candidacy: A personal and district priority

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Sep 20, 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 | Sep 16, 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.


Last day to apply for the Teacher Prep Summit

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Sep 15, 2016

Do you have a GREAT idea to build the bridge between teacher preparation and practice? Join us at the Teach to Lead Teacher Preparation Summit, Nov. 3 and 4 in Washington, D.C., to collaborate with other teacher leaders and supporter organizations. Submit your idea by tonight at 11:59 p.m. ET to be chosen as a participant.


3 days left to apply for the Teacher Prep Summit

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Sep 12, 2016

Do you have a GREAT idea to build the bridge between teacher preparation and practice? Join us at the Teach to Lead Teacher Preparation Summit, held Nov. 3 and 4 in Washington, D.C., to collaborate with other teacher leaders and supporter organizations. Time is running out! Submit your idea by Sept. 15 to be chosen as a participant.


Why pronouncing students' names is important to building relationships

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Sep 09, 2016

Building relationships with students can create a climate that fosters positivity and equity, writes Ambereen Khan-Baker, NBCT, in this blog post. As you start a new year, ask yourself: what steps will you take to know your students?


Let's rethink collaboration: Outputs versus outcomes

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Sep 08, 2016

Collaboration should be about professional learning, not accomplishing a task, writes Mark Gardner, NBCT. Read his blog post on The Standard.


Attend the Teacher Prep Summit in DC

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Sep 07, 2016

Do you have a GREAT idea to build the bridge between teacher preparation and practice? Join us at the Teach to Lead Teacher Preparation Summit, Nov. 3 to 4 in Washington, D.C., to collaborate with other teacher leaders and supporter organizations. Submit your idea by Sept. 15 to be chosen as a participant.


Together we stand; divided we fall

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Sep 02, 2016

Mitzi Durham, NBCT, describes the importance of distributed leadership and giving teachers more power. Read the blog post.


Blog: Ban the word "parents"

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Sep 01, 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.


Leading together to transform teaching

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Aug 31, 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.




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