• 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
  • 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
  • What We’ve Learned Teaching Teacher Candidates About Equity

    By Jemelleh Coes and Taryrn Brown

    "Educators who do not attend to issues of equity and justice in their classrooms are doing a great disservice to the future leaders of our profession and to the students they will one day teach."

    What We’ve Learned Teaching Teacher Candidates About Equity
  • Time to Amp Up our Thankitude in and out of the Classroom

    "Thankitude is different from mere gratitude. A thankitude is an attitude of giving thanks. It is marked by actively paying attention to, and intentionally expressing thanks for, what matters most to you."

    Time to Amp Up our Thankitude in and out of the Classroom
  • This, Not That: Real Strategies for Teacher Leaders

    By Josh Parker

    "Teachers are inundated with so much data that really does not matter; your feedback as a leaders should not be a part of it. Great feedback is honest feedback. When I have dispensed with pretense and just told it straight, I have gotten more return on investment than any other type of conversation."

    This, Not That: Real Strategies for Teacher Leaders
  • Materials for Maestros: Lessons in Compassion

    By Dorina Sackman-Ebuwa

    "Through compassion, generosity and good will, our network has begun to rebuild a foundation in Puerto Rico so that ALL children can be safe and receive their basic civil right."

    Materials for Maestros: Lessons in Compassion
  • Want Students to See Themselves as Thinkers? Get Them Writing.

    By Gary Abud, Jr.

    "Writing is not only a blueprint of thinking. It is a key ingredient to developing it."

    Want Students to See Themselves as Thinkers? Get Them Writing.
  • Librarians — It’s Time to Get on the Front Lines

    By Angie Miller

    "Librarians have long embraced tolerance and equity. But embracing is no longer enough--we must safeguard those persecuted and promote benevolence with unapologetic ferocity, reminding everybody: We will not watch hate from the sidelines."

     

    Librarians — It’s Time to Get on the Front Lines
  • Stop Making Teaching Harder Than It Has to Be!

    By Allison Riddle

    "I'm suggesting we practice mindfulness when approaching our work: consider our intentions when beginning a lesson, speak to a student who is struggling behaviorally, or reflect on our practice. There is an undeniable connection between a teacher's attitude and a student's experience."

    Stop Making Teaching Harder Than It Has to Be!
  • Teachers Should Be Writers

    By Tom Rademacher

    "Don't write what people want to hear. The organizations and people you want to impress have communications people that write those things for them. Repeating the same sorts of ideas and slogans that you've already heard 100 times isn't going to make your piece more impactful to anyone who is reading it."

    Teachers Should Be Writers

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 Abud Jr. Over recent weeks you likely have been reminded that November is the time of year to be thankful. Not surprising. But did you know that a Thanksgiving attitude can have lasting benefits for you and your students, even beyond

Bob Williams, Alaska State Teacher of the Year 2009

Bob Williams, Alaska State Teacher of the Year 2009

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2009 Alaska Teacher of the Year


Bob Williams began his teaching career as a Peace Corps teacher in Gambia, Africa. He achieved National Board Certification (Math – AYA) in 2011... 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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