JSD, Fall 2000: Teacher quality

Sep 01, 2000

Published on October 1, 2000

At issue

Reflections on teacher quality  Download Now 

A new, third wave of education reform has states making policy to address the quality of teaching. 
By Eric Hirsch , Julia E. Koppich , Michael S. Knapp 

“I leave with more ideas than I could ever use.”  Download Now 

Participating on the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards committees has been one of the author’s most meaningful professional development activities.
By Steve Gardiner 

The mettle of a mentor.  Download Now 

Teachers who mentor others need to explore seven competencies.
By Vicki M. Denmark , India J. Podsen 

Informal, available, patient.  Download Now 

The experience gained from a South Carolina program can help in planning and implementing teacher mentor programs, and result in improved job satisfaction.
By Susan D. Whitaker 

Why they stay away  Download Now 

Teachers who don’t participate in voluntary professional development have substantially different beliefs, interests, and motivations from those of participants, and what they view as effective is out of synch with emerging views.
By Jonathan Supovitz , Susan Goerlich Zief 

It all comes down to the teacher: An interview with Terry Dozier  Download Now 

Staff development must be linked to student learning to remove barriers to better professional development.
By Dennis Sparks 

Pulling their own levers  

action research
By Ken Zeichner , Mary Klehr , Cathy Caro-Bruce 

Seeing is understanding  Download Now 

Case studies on video.
By David Clarke , Hilary Hollingsworth 

Power of the porfolio  Download Now 

Assessing student progress
By Loretta Goff , Georgea Mohlman Langer , Amy Colton 

Putting their heads together  Download Now 

Reflective practice groups
By Linda Schaak Distad , Betsy Chase , Richard Germundsen , Joan Cady Brownstein

Peak experience 

Memorable presentations can be planned using these tips from a Himalayan trekking expedition. 
By Robert J. Garmston 

Sprouts in unexpected places  Download Now 

A model of professional development and science education flourished when the Chicago Public Schools worked with the Chicago Botanic Garden and Garfield Park Conservatory.
By Linda Patchett , Alan D. Rossman , Herbert J. Walberg 

Technology: Visual learning  Download Now 

Technology. Visual learning
By Rosie O'Brien Vojtek , Bob Vojtek 

Presentation: Ouch!  Download Now 

A list of six common errors in presenting that you can keep in your planning notebook.
By Robert J. Garmston 


Skill Shop: Big picture  Download Now 

Make sure your big-picture plan is successful reviewing these 13 lessons learned. 
By Robby Champion 

Community: Change that counts  Download Now 

Evaluate change before accepting it as positive.
By Rick DuFour 

JSD Forum  Download Now 

Districts need to do better in coordinating professional development
By Karen Hawley Miles , Ellen Guiney