• Improve your serve.

    Strengthen your teacher leadership on behalf of our nation's students. Shore up your work on equity. Build strong network of colleagues who support your work. Tell members of Congress what educators need. Fill your emotional gas tank for the next leg of your educator's journey.

    Take back strategies to change the world.

    Improve your serve.
  • 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
  • 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
  • What I Want From My Next Teaching Job

    By Tom Rademacher

    "Now I am officially job hunting. And I am not alone. Conventional wisdom suggests that while I seek employment, it's a poor time to talk about what's wrong with schools. Best to keep my head down and try to get a job, any job. But if you've ever heard the phrase, "Live your life with the confidence of a mediocre white man," know that I am that man. So I'm putting this out there: my personal ad for the next job I want in teaching."

    What I Want From My Next Teaching Job
  • 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
  • The Surprising Grief of Teacher Leadership

    By Rebecca Mieliwocki

    "This job is tough. It's sometimes solitary, the results aren't often immediately visible, and the feedback isn't always timely or helpful. ...Remind yourself no one is working harder and cares more than you do.  No one is trying harder to make teaching and learning more powerful and effective for your colleagues than you. That deserves a lot of credit. Give it to yourself."

    The Surprising Grief of Teacher Leadership
  • What Happens When a Student is Put Out of Class?

    by Josh Parker

    "It starts with being sent out, and sometimes ends in suspension. Or expulsion. Or (years later, in a different context) worse. To be clear, students bear the weight of their decisions – every iPhone stands on its on charger – but what will be the result of our decisions to separate students from classes?"

    What Happens When a Student is Put Out of Class?
  • 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
  • Lessons from an Addict: What Teachers Really Need to Grow

    By Topher Kandik

    "Here is common sense from the classroom. Teachers need two things to improve as professionals: accountability to each other for growth and a voice in the conversation about how to grow. Gone should be the days in which superintendents or individual school administrators declare by fiat how all teachers should improve."

    Lessons from an Addict: What Teachers Really Need to Grow

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 Rebecca Mieliwocki The grief comes suddenly and unexpectedly. It reaches across to tap you on the shoulder, reminding you that you haven’t seen a real live kid in over a month. It whispers snidely in your ear that “real” teachers work in

Debra Calvino, New York State Teacher of the Year 2010

Debra Calvino, New York State Teacher of the Year 2010

Policy


2010 New York Teacher of the Year


Debra is the 2010 New York State Teacher of the Year. She began her teaching career as a high school special education teacher in 1981. She has... 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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