10 Tips for Surviving and Thriving Your First Year Teaching and more… in the week’s news roundup!

Teacher-Prep Accreditation Group Seeks to Regain Traction
(Education Week)

Despite a rocky rollout, the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation, or CAEP, says its new standards will bring uniformity to the field.

More Comments on Proposed ESSA Rules, From Parent, Principal Groups
(Education Week)

Can’t get enough of public comments about proposed accountability rules under the Every Student Succeeds Act?

10 Tips for Surviving and Thriving Your First Year Teaching

These strategies can help you thrive in your first year and build the kind of resilience that will carry you through the many challenges teachers face.

How Hard is it to Keep Kindergartners Focused on a Class Lesson? This Hard.
(Washington Post)

This is more than a charming look inside a kindergarten class, but a message to officials who dictate policy without understanding how children think and behave.

Down With Homework: Teacher’s Viral Note Tells Of Growing Attitude

Second-grade teacher Brandy Young announced the policy to parents this month. Her stance is one being taken by more and more educators.

For Teens, Feeling Safe at School Means Increased Academic Success
(Science Daily)

Research shows the impact of student bullying, depression on classroom engagement

Abandoning My Tenure Pipe Dream
(Inside Higher Ed)

Once Roberto Abadie came to the realization that he wouldn’t get tenure, he began to see the upside.

Are Teachers As Influential As They Think They Are?
(Learning Scientists)
Is there any solid research evidence that teachers are role models?

Climate Change and Game-Based Learning
Teaching about complex interconnected systems like global climate change can be difficult. When students make their own climate-themed games, they will gain a deeper understanding of the topic.

The Unionizing of Graduate Students
(The Atlantic)
According to a new federal ruling, those who work as teaching or research assistants at private universities can now collectively bargain.

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Amanda Macchi, MPH
Amanda comes to the APA as a recent graduate of the George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health. During her time at GW, Amanda studied global health, focusing on the challenges facing mental health in low-and middle-income countries. She received her undergraduate degree in marketing from Emerson College in Boston, Mass. In her free time Amanda loves pyrography, furniture making and spending time with her dog, Becky.