NBPTS Update


Together we stand; divided we fall

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Aug 29, 2016

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


Attend the Teacher Prep Summit in DC

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Aug 29, 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.


Mark your calendars for the next #NBBookChat

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Aug 26, 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.


Why pronouncing students' names is important to building relationships

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Aug 26, 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?


Opening my door as a candidate for National Board Certification

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Aug 25, 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.


#WhatMattersNow

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Aug 25, 2016

"What matters now is that we see this shift in demographics as a welcome opportunity for changing teaching and learning, as opposed to viewing it as a barrier," says Genevieve DeBose, NBCT. Read her keynote speech from the National Commission on Teaching & America's Future's release event for their report, "What Matters Now: A New Compact for Teaching and Learning."


Listening to students' voices through audio essays

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Aug 23, 2016

Sometimes the words we put down need to be heard. Ray Salazar, NBCT, had his students record personal essays to allow others to really hear student voice. Give a listen.


Variety is the spice of accomplished teaching

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Aug 22, 2016

How is teaching and the journey through National Board Certification like gumbo? Walter Brown Sr., NBCT, shares this metaphor in his reflection on the National Board Academy. Read on.


Teacher leadership in action

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Aug 22, 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.


Building the continuum

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Aug 19, 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.


What they don't seem to understand about certification

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Aug 18, 2016

What do policymakers fail to understand about National Board Certification? NBCT Corey Oliver has some ideas in this blog post on The Standard.


National Board certification -- Value for leadership

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Aug 17, 2016

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


Taking responsibility for professional practices

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Aug 17, 2016

A meaningful expansion of teacher leadership opportunities will require some shifts in our own long-held ideas about school leadership, supervision and evaluation, writes David B. Cohen, NBCT. Read the blog.


National Board certification -- Value for community

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Aug 16, 2016

Rosie Huerta, NBCT, shares how learning never stops after going through the National Board Certification process. Watch the video.


Accomplished teaching and the growth mindset

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Aug 16, 2016

What does accomplished teaching look like? What does novice (not yet accomplished) teaching look like? Amber Chandler, NBCT, connects her experience as a Board-certified teacher with Carol Dweck's "Growth Mindset." Read the blog post.


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

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Aug 05, 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 | Aug 04, 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 | Aug 04, 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.


Subscribe to The Standard

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Aug 03, 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.


Engaging students to be culturally responsive

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Aug 03, 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 | Aug 02, 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.‬‬


NBCTs take a stand in support of educational policies

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Aug 01, 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.




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