Afew weeks ago TNTP announced the opening of applications for the 2015 Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice, an award that honors outstanding teaching in high-poverty schools. In anticipation of this year's nominations, TNTP peeked in on the classroom of 2014 Fishman Prize winner Ms. Laura Strait, to see
what learning looks like in her fourth-grade class.
It wasn't until working with Laura over the summer that I realized the scholarly mood in her classroom was the result of a positive culture that saturates every system and procedure in the class. No good behavior goes unrecognized, and all progress is celebrated.
Hanna Frank was Education Post’s Social Media Manager and before that she worked with Organizing For Action, a non-profit organization that advocates for President Barack Obama’s political agenda. She wrote and edited content for the organization’s various social media platforms, including the official Barack Obama Facebook and Twitter accounts, as well as BarackObama.com. Hanna attended Illinois ...