• 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
  • 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
  • Sometimes Calling Teachers “Valued Professionals” Just Feels Empty

    By Monica Washington

    Teachers "we are often told that we are “valued professionals” who “change the lives of our students every day.” But we are also micromanaged to immobility, not trusted to make the simplest decisions that affect students’ learning and well-being."

    Sometimes Calling Teachers “Valued Professionals” Just Feels Empty
  • 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
  • Trauma is Real. But Connection Can Heal

    By Gary G. Abud, Jr. 

    "In order for students to be receptive to new learning, there needs to be a supportive ecosystem around social and emotional development in schools, which includes awareness among educators, a trauma-informed MTSS, and a school-wide social emotional learning curriculum taught by teachers..."

    Trauma is Real. But Connection Can Heal

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 Gary G. Abud, Jr.  Can...can you...can you hear me now? As humans, we are hard-wired for connection with each other. When we face challenging life situations, we often seek out and lean on others. Relationships are our human cell phone

Kristen Record, Connecticut State Teacher of the Year 2011

Kristen Record, Connecticut State Teacher of the Year 2011

Advocacy


2011 Connecticut Teacher of the Year


Kristen Record, the 2011 CT TOY, has been a Physics teacher at Bunnell High School in Stratford, CT since 2000.  She was awarded the Presidential... 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

Kimberly O'Malley, Ph.D.

Kimberly O'Malley, Ph.D.

“Teachers are present at the precise moments when students learn. They hold rich information about when, why, and how students best solve problems and develop their critical thinking. As we fundamentally change education, we must tap into the wealth of information our teachers have and involve them each step of the way in research and practice.”


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