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Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Apr 28, 2017

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Teachers must be ready to engage

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Apr 28, 2017

The 2017 National Teacher of the Year, Sydney Chaffee, NBCT, shares in this blog post how teachers can engage in discussions about race in the classroom. Read the blog post.


National Board candidacy: A personal and district priority

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Apr 27, 2017

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


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Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Apr 27, 2017

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Get started on the National Board journey

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Apr 26, 2017

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.


Building the continuum

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Apr 26, 2017

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 Teachers Should Know and Be Able to Do"

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Apr 25, 2017

"What Teachers Should Know and Be Able to Do" lays the foundation for National Board Standards and National Board Certification. We've released the revised version of this book, which is a must-read for all teachers. Read on.


Follow us on Instagram

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Apr 25, 2017

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National Board certification -- Value for leadership

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Apr 24, 2017

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


The 5 core propositions

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Apr 21, 2017

Similar to medicine's Hippocratic Oath, we have the Five Core Propositions for teaching, which lay the foundation for National Board Standards and National Board Certification. Read them.


Get started on National Board certification

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Apr 03, 2017

Interested in starting or continuing your Board certification journey in the 2017-18 school year? Learn more on the website and get started.


#NBBookMadness: The Final Round

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Apr 03, 2017

#NBBookMadness is a tournament in which you can vote on your favorite books to teach or read in school. We're now down to the Final Two (aka the National Tournament!). Vote now to help us determine who wins it all!




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