• Social and Emotional Development & Accountability

    In this report we focus on measures of social and emotional learning and their efficacy in educator evaluation. Using literature review and three focus group panels, we examined what the field says about these measures and well as what expert teachers think

    Social and Emotional Development & Accountability
  • 2017 NNSTOY Federal Policy Survey

    In our 2017 Federal Policy Survey, State Teachers of the Year and Finalists from every state in the nation provide clear and useful
    counsel in four areas of public education policy:

    • educational equity,
    • teacher leadership,
    • social and emotional learning, and
    • funding for public schools.

    Read the data. Download NNSTOY's federal legislative priorities.

    2017 NNSTOY Federal Policy Survey
  • Social Justice Book List

    There  are more than 200 books to teach social justice and create equitable learning environments--all recommended by State Teachers of the Year and Finalists.

    The titles listed in this free resource cover all age groups from early learning to adult and touch on a variety of social justice issues, including racism, classism, religious persecution, sexism, xenophobia, LGBTQ issues and other forms of othering.

    Social Justice Book List
  • Exemplary Educators Identify Their Most Important Learning Excperiences

     

    The third in our Good to Great series, this research helps  states and districts make decisions about how best to invest their professional development resources, including those made available under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  This report offers timely information to ensure scarce resources are used most wisely across the teacher career continuum to help teachers go from good to great.

    Exemplary Educators Identify Their Most Important Learning Excperiences
  • Nothing Replaces a Caring Adult in the Classroom

    By Dorina Sackman-Ebuwa

    "Teachers themselves have this emotional work to do. We have to ask ourselves, are our relationships with other teachers and administrators healthy and contributing to a positive school climate? Does our self-reflection and sense of self improve teamwork while reducing stress and burnout in our school?"

    Nothing Replaces a Caring Adult in the Classroom
  • My Math Test Didn’t Change Me as a Person, but Our Concert at a Mental Facility Did

    By Brett Bigham

    "When you think back to your own education, what pops up into your mind? Is it that really awesome standardized math test you took in 5th grade or the art project that got to hang in the Anchorage Museum of Art?"

    My Math Test Didn’t Change Me as a Person, but Our Concert at a Mental Facility Did
  • Teacher Evaluation and Support Systems

    NEW RESEARCH!

    As states reconsider their current evaluation systems, this paper offers a unique perspective, the views of some of America’s exemplary teachers: State Teachers of the Year Finalists from every part of the country. Learn these exceptional educators recommend for states seeking to improve current systems.

    Teacher Evaluation and Support Systems
  • Still on the Right Trajectory

    State Teachers of the Year and Finalists Compare Former and New State Assessments

    Read the latest research study in our continued focus on important issues of assessing our students' learning through Standardized, summative assessments. Learn why it's more important than ever that teachers are included in important conversations about assessment.

    Still on the Right Trajectory
  • How does school choice work in rural schools?

    By Anna E. Baldwin

    "When students living anywhere need better choices, simply plunking them in front of a laptop and pressing the power button is educational malpractice. Cutting funding for essential and effective programs in service of spending $1 billion to offer impractical "options" for students who likely will not benefit from them is governmental malpractice."

    How does school choice work in rural schools?
  • Teaching, Like Golf, is “No Easy Game”

    By Allison Riddle

    "Like learning to golf, when teachers first begin, they also struggle to master complex skills. Most enter the classroom with a basic understanding of pedagogy but very little practical experience. They are drawn to the seemingly green, lush fairways of teaching, but very soon they realize teaching is no easy game. The course each week is so different, with unexpected obstacles and some pretty difficult approaches."

    Teaching, Like Golf, is “No Easy Game”

Resources

The NNSTOY Resource Library is a collection of research reports, policy briefs, white papers, and other powerful documents that focus on today’s key topics in education. Browse our virtual library and review the topics that interest you.

NNSTOY Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is responsible for providing direction to and overseeing the affairs of the NNSTOY in the interests of the membership.  It consists of State Techers of the Year and other professionals. 

Member Blog

By Lee-Ann Stephens and Katherine Bassett The National Network of State Teachers of the Year (NNSTOY) recently published a free Social Justice Book List to help teachers and parents teach a variety of current social justice concepts.

Terry Knecht Dozier, South Carolina and National Teacher of the Year 1985

Terry Knecht Dozier, South Carolina and National Teacher of the Year 1985

Advocacy


1985 National and South Carolina Teacher of the Year


Terry Dozier, the 1985 National and SC State  Teacher of the Year, has a storied career in education advocacy.  In addition to her current position... read more

Current Education News

In a Flash Poll conducted June 6-17, 2016, members of the National Network of State Teachers of the Year indicated that states and districts are doing little to engage them around the new Every Student Succeeds Act, as required by law. Data from... read more

NNSTOY News

Current News Melody Arabo (Minnesota 2015) co-authored a report recently released by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, The Right Tool for the Job: Improving Reading and Writing in the Classroom. Mike Soskil's (Pennsylvania 2017) article... read more

Teachers Leading Discussion Forum

We would like to invite you to join the conversation on our Teachers Leading discussion forum.  There is great conversation throughout the year about great teaching.

NNSTOY Video Series

Walt MacDonald, President and CEO, Educational Testing Service

Walt MacDonald, President and CEO, Educational Testing Service

“The influence that great teaching can have on an individual student is incalculable. And yet its impact extends far beyond one child’s academic experience. Great teaching ripples through entire societies because learning and love of learning promote our most cherished values: decency, compassion, a belief in progress and a concern for others, both within and across cultures. Good teachers are more than skilled professionals. They are builders.”


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