NBPTS Update


Building the continuum

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Jul 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.


Letting go of "We've always done it this way"

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Jul 29, 2016

David B. Cohen, NBCT, pulls no punches in critiques of outdated and problematic grading and assessment practices. Read his blog post.


National Board certification -- Value for students

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Jul 28, 2016

Michael de la Torre, NBCT, shares how the journey through National Board Certification can elevate the profession and improve student learning. Watch the video.


A call for peace-based teacher leadership

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Jul 28, 2016

In light of recent events, Jennifer Dines, NBCT, advocates for dialogue and action among educators on promoting peace at school. Read the blog post.


Engaging students to be culturally responsive

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Jul 27, 2016

How do you demonstrate your commitment to your students and their learning? Liz Morrison, NBCT, shares how she addresses the first Core Proposition of National Board Certification into her own teaching practice. Read the blog post.


Register for National Board Certification

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Jul 27, 2016

Registration for the 2016-17 candidate cycle is open! Spread the word and help us reach the goal of ensuring that every student in America has access to accomplished, Board-certified teachers. Get started on our candidate website.‬‬


Apply: Long Beach Teach to Lead Summit

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Jul 25, 2016

Do you have a GREAT idea that you need help developing? Teach to Lead will be holding a Teacher Leadership Summit in Long Beach, Calif., on Sept. 24 and 25. Gather your teacher squad and submit an idea by filling out this survey by 11:59 p.m. ET today!


NBCTs take a stand in support of educational policies

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Jul 25, 2016

What are some unfair educational policies enacted by lawmakers in your state? How can you voice your concerns to said lawmakers and help to create change? Java Robinson, NBCT, writes in this blog post about accomplished teachers taking action at the National Education Association Representative Assembly to end the retention policies of some states aimed at our most vulnerable students. Read her blog post.


How can we best address the learning needs of our students?

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Jul 15, 2016

NBCT Java Robinson writes in this blog post about the use of Universal Design for Learning practices as a way to effectively overcome learning barriers in our classroom, giving all students equal opportunity to learn. Read the blog.


Giving students the skills to be an "executive"

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Jul 14, 2016

When you watched students walk across stages in graduations, could you predict who would had the skills of an "executive"? Research about "executive function" shows that we can give all students the brain skills they need to be successful. Joanna Schimizzi, NBCT, reflects on this in a blog post on the National Board blog.


National Board certification -- Value for the community

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Jul 11, 2016

Douglas Thilman, an assistant superintendent in Wake County Public School System in North Carolina, shares how NBCTs can provide support to other teachers. Watch the video.


Can we push accomplished teachers even further?

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Jul 08, 2016

Over the course of three blog posts, NBCT David B. Cohen suggests that we're generally willing to analyze and reflect when it comes to individual lessons and units of instruction, but then we stop short. Teachers must be willing to follow analysis and reflection that challenges some of our core assumptions about our roles and our work, Cohen writes. Read Part One.


Watching dreams become goals, goals become realities

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Jul 07, 2016

Learn how Chris Murray, NBCT, created his own leadership role while staying in the classroom. Read the blog.


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Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Jul 01, 2016

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