• 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
  • 4 Things Great Principals Don’t Do

    By Monica Washington

    "The true beauty in leadership, though, is being able to discern when to pull back and not give teachers things they don’t need."

    4 Things Great Principals Don’t Do
  • SEL Skills Should be an Integral Part of Every Lesson We Teach

    By Lyon Terry

    "As I have come to understand and teach social and emotional skills (SEL), I’ve learned they can’t be—indeed, should not be—viewed as something separate from our lessons, or something to be taught one hour a week."

    SEL Skills Should be an Integral Part of Every Lesson We Teach
  • What Families Really Need From a Teacher’s Back-to-School Letter

    By Tom Rademacher

    "The beginning of the year is an especially important time to connect with families, but we often use it for some of our least important communication. Now isn't the time for reminders about materials and copying and pasting your district's tardy policy. Now is the time to let parents know what is most important to you as a teacher, what big goals you have for their students, and start forming the team that will get you there."

    What Families Really Need From a Teacher’s Back-to-School Letter
  • Let’s Be Honest: Professional Bullying in Schools Is a Thing

    By Angie Miller

    "When a teacher lives in fear of confrontation, ridicule or being talked about, this is professional bullying."

    Let’s Be Honest: Professional Bullying in Schools Is a Thing
  • When Principals Forget How Learning Works

    By Rebecca Mieliwocki

    "Every year administrators line up those spiffy binders full of the latest, greatest solutions for teachers, and every year we willingly take them. We leaf through them, sit for the one-day training, and then guiltily slide them onto the shelf when we get back to our classroom. You know the shelf. The one where the other dozen binders live, untouched."

    When Principals Forget How Learning Works

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 Monica Washington It’s National Principals Month and I’m reflecting on some of the best administrators I’ve had the pleasure of knowing throughout my career. One principal had a deep level of respect for students and the entire staff. He

Lee Ann Stephens, Minnesota State Teacher of the Year 2007

Lee Ann Stephens, Minnesota State Teacher of the Year 2007

Advocacy


2007 Minnesota Teacher of the Year


Lee Ann Stephens is the Minnesota State Teacher of the Year 2007 and has been an educator for 23 years. She spent her first 12 years of teaching in... 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

Charlotte Danielson

Charlotte Danielson

“As schools around the world work to strengthen teaching, the role of teacher leaders has become central to the essential work of building capacity.”

 


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