• 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
  • When it Comes to Advanced Coursework, Equity is Access and Access is Equitable

    "...too often the selection for these classes is at the whim of the gatekeepers, teachers, counselors, and principals, who don’t approach the work from an equity perspective. When we deny access, we close potential doors of opportunity for students."

    When it Comes to Advanced Coursework, Equity is Access and Access is Equitable
  • Some Kids Dare You to Teach Them

    "Every teacher gets a moment when they face one kid or a hundred kids just like Damion. It's in these moments your core beliefs are challenged and revealed. Do you believe that every kid can achieve? Do you believe that you as an educator have the power to make that happen for ALL kids, including the kids of color, poor kids, and those living in very difficult circumstances? "

    Some Kids Dare You to Teach Them
  • Someone Like Me: How One State Teacher of the Year Moved from Bias to Equity Literacy

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    "It was my responsibility to acknowledge the impact of my action and make intentional efforts to provide a counter narrative not only for Mohamed, but to every child in my classroom."

     

    Rebecca Eunmi Haslam, Vermont 2015

    Someone Like Me: How One State Teacher of the Year Moved from Bias to Equity Literacy
  • Even on the most hectic days, my job as a teacher is truly amazing

    "Carissa told me that she had not been completely honest about why she was calling me. She did not have a paper to write and did not need to ask me any questions. Instead, she wanted to see my honest reaction as she read a letter aloud that she had written to me."

    Even on the most hectic days, my job as a teacher is truly amazing
  • Learning with Students from Other Cultures Is a Key to Progress in Our Global Society

    "The key is to keep empathy, compassion and the best parts of humanity at the heart of our education system while still ensuring the learning in our schools reflects the technological realities outside them."

    Learning with Students from Other Cultures Is a Key to Progress in Our Global Society
  • To achieve equity in my classroom, I had to check my own bias at the door

    "To achieve educational equity, we must begin by eliminating bias. We can't pretend it doesn't exist. I lost count of how often I heard the phrase "These kids can't ..." You can fill in the blank with myriad responses such as "read complex text, solve multi-step math problems, or participate in hands-on science experiments because they might not behave!"

    To achieve equity in my classroom, I had to check my own bias at the door
  • Courageous Conversations About Race in Schools

    NNSTOY introduces a new video series to help schools and communities have better, more authentic conversations about racial equity in schools.

    Courageous Conversations About Race in Schools
  • I Failed Many Times Along the Path to Teacher Leadership

    "Even now, when I think about my journey to leadership my eyes tear up because it was not an easy road. I had to face my fears, take rejection, and push myself to do and learn more.  I learned to go for my dreams, accept failure and refuse to accept ”No.”

     

    I Failed Many Times Along the Path to Teacher Leadership
  • When Quitting Means Persisting

    By Michael Dunlea

    "Often teachers will give and give to a point where it becomes unhealthy, taking us away from our own families or our personal lives... This tendency to overcommit ourselves can be exploited by schools and districts under pressure to perform and reach ever higher achievement with fewer resources."

    When Quitting Means Persisting
  • Working with young people means I get to witness small acts of humanity all the time

    "Sometimes, 15-year-olds have a hard time understanding why working together and being nice matter to their schoolwork. But backstage, as everything threatened to collapse, I saw my students taking the risk to truly demonstrate compassionate collaboration. Not for a grade, not because anyone was watching, but because they are amazing human beings with a boundless capacity for love."

     

    Working with young people means I get to witness small acts of humanity all the time

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 Eunmi Haslam Throughout my entire K-12 childhood experience, I never once saw anyone who looked like me. Not in any textbook. Not in my teachers' or administrators' faces. There were no role models on television and not one

Peggy Allan, Illinois State Teacher of the Year 1989

Peggy Allan, Illinois State Teacher of the Year 1989

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1989 Illinois Teacher of the Year


Dr. Peggy Allan is the 1989 Illinois State Teacher of the Year.  A dedicated teacher of  English/Language, Social Studies, Gifted Grade(s): 7-8... 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

Joanne Weiss, Chief of Staff, Arne Duncan

Joanne Weiss, Chief of Staff, Arne Duncan

May 4, 2011, CCSSO NTOY Gala

“More than ever, we need teachers’ voices to be heard.. We at the Department look forward to being your partners in defining a path to offer world-class education for every child in America.”


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