NBPTS Update


National Board certification -- Value for leadership

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Jan 16, 2017

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


Building the continuum

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Jan 16, 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.


Stay connected with the National Board

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Jan 13, 2017

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!


Caring. Reflection. Accomplished practice in life.

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Jan 13, 2017

Colleen McDonald, NBCT, shares how she continues to embed the Architecture of Accomplished Teaching into her life after retirement. Read more.


The 5 core propositions

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Jan 12, 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.


Subscribe to The Standard

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Jan 12, 2017

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.


"What Teachers Should Know and Be Able to Do"

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Jan 11, 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.


Get started on the National Board journey

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Jan 11, 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.


National Board candidate deadline is near

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Jan 09, 2017

Jan. 31 is quickly approaching -- don't miss your chance to sign up as a National Board candidate in this year's cycle! Learn about the steps to becoming Board certified, and register now.


Teacher-led professional development leads to innovation

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Jan 05, 2017

Carly Baldwin, NBCT, started her teacher leadership journey when she was born. Read the story of how Carly was inspired by her mom (who was an NBCT!) to become a teacher, and how she continues to lead from the classroom.


#WorkFreeLunch?

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Dec 30, 2016

What changes are you making in the new year? Jewel Mitchell, NBCT, invites teachers to join her in a #Workfreelunch to take time for rest and restoration. Read more.


How I got over (becoming NBCT)

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Dec 30, 2016

Jose Vilson, NBCT, shares his journey through Board certification and how the title provides a lever for equity and opportunity. Read the blog post.


Question of the month

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Dec 29, 2016

The year is coming to a close. What professional learning goals do you have for 2017? Share your response with @NBPTS on Twitter using #EdQOTM!


Counting my blessings

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Dec 29, 2016

In this season of celebration and reflection, Courtney Cochran, NBCT, looks back on her accomplishments, including her achievement of National Board Certification and being named the 2017 Arkansas Teacher of the Year. Read the blog post.


Helping students learn starts with learning about students

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Dec 28, 2016

"Teachers are committed to students and their learning." Assistant principal Jaime Festa-Daigle, NBCT, shares how she addresses the first Core Proposition of National Board's Five Core Propositions in her school. Read the blog post.


The power of a National Board crew

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Dec 22, 2016

A growing number of National Board candidates are undertaking the process with a team of colleagues. Candidate Anna Baldwin shares the story of her cohort in this blog post on The Standard.




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