What must we do to support the growth, development, and excellence of teachers throughout an entire career?
When educators from across the nation came together for the 2015 NEA Representative Assembly, that was their question.
NEA’s Great Teaching and Learning Guide is the answer.
Combining the expertise and experiences of an expert panel of outstanding teachers, educators, and community members with a review of exemplary practices, the guide helps educators achieve and sustain professional excellence throughout their careers.
No matter where you are in your career — potential teacher, aspiring teacher, emerging teacher, professional teacher, accomplished teacher, or teacher leader — the Great Teaching and Learning Guide offers recommendations for how to succeed. The recommendations are aligned with important values, such as maintaining a passion for learning, creating a culture of collaboration, and honoring the worth of all people and communities.
We all know that student learning is influenced more profoundly by the quality of the teacher than by any other school factor. That’s why it’s important for all of us to take an active role in our professional growth and use the Great Teaching and Learning Guide to create the learning environments our students deserve and that allow us to connect with them one-on-one, inspire them, and provide the best experience we can.