What’s Medicine Got to Do with It?

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Ron Thorpe, the president of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, writes about an innovative idea that needs to gain steam –the idea that education can use the medical model to build our profession is brilliant! Currently the modal year that a teacher has been teaching is ONE. This is a crisis in our profession that is not only costing money, but also is a problem for our students. We need experience in our classrooms; although excited with ideas, none of us were at our best our first year in the classroom. With constant turnover we cannot build a great profession and make learning what it needs to be in classrooms. By setting up a program similar to that of a residency program, we give teachers the time to have strong role-models from whom to learn. These first-year-out-of college teachers have the opportunity to learn from the most accomplished teachers thus they aren’t alone that first year when we lose so many to other professions. Ron Thorpe writes a well-thought out article based on research. Here is part two of a three part series on building our profession.

Building a True Profession (Part II of III) | NBPTS

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