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What Book Committee

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards has assembled a team of National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) to collaborate on revisions to What Teachers Should Know and Be Able to Do. These exemplary NBCTs, respected leaders in their field, draw on their extensive classroom experience, subject-area mastery, and proven dedication to student success. Bringing diverse…

Shaping the Future: An NBCT’s Reflections on Student-Centered Education

By Jessica Malloy, NBCT – Las Vegas, Nevada Although the National Board journey made me break into shingles, I would endure all the stress again in a heartbeat. This process stretched my mind, refocused my teaching pedagogy, and opened my heart. The Five Core Propositions challenged me to focus on my students. It taught me…

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Celebrates Six NBCTs Named CCSSO State Teachers of the Year

Arlington, VA – The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) is proud to congratulate the six National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) named State Teachers of the Year by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). These outstanding teachers have demonstrated exceptional dedication, skill, and passion in their classrooms, profoundly impacting the lives of…

Improving Physical Literacy

By David Mills, NBCT – Owensboro, Kentucky As a physical education teacher, I aim to develop physically literate students. A physically literate student possesses the knowledge, competence, confidence, and motivation to participate in various physical activities to improve their overall health and wellness. Physical literacy is about more than just fundamental motor skills. It also…

Art Therapy with a Dash of AI for Our Visually Spectacular Students

By Mechelle Gilford, NBCT – South Bend, Indiana Ah, the magic of our classrooms! Where curious minds explore, imaginations take flight, and sometimes the most significant challenges morph into shimmering opportunities. Today, we’ll delve into the world of art therapy for our visually spectacular students – those brilliant young minds navigating the world with a…

Why school counselors should pursue National Board Certification

Annie Goldberg, NBCT – Burlington, North Carolina Being a school counselor these days feels like a nearly impossible task; our to-lists seem only to grow, and the needs we aim to meet are complex and ever-changing.  When I first considered National Board Certification, I thought there was only one feasible way to accomplish it with…

Of Catastrophe, Survival and Triumph: How Leadership Opportunities Activate Teacher Potential

By: Pinky Grace Francisco October 3, 2023, is a pivotal milestone in my teaching journey. I was recognized as one of the 2024 Hawaii State Teacher of the Year Finalists, representing the Kau-Keaau-Pahoa Complex Area (KKPCA).  This accolade underscores the dedication and passion I bring to education and is a triumph for all those who…

Staff

Staff We’re proud to work with a fantastic group of people with various interests, backgrounds, and experiences, including several Board-certified teachers and other education professionals. While our office is based in Arlington, we work nationwide with partners, networks, and stakeholders  to elevate accomplished teaching at the national, state, and district levels. Senior Leadership Team Peggy…

Black and Latine Youth Defy Post-Pandemic Learning Loss 

By: Dr. Amanda Hill-Hennie, NBCT – Philadelphia, PA Statewide Assessments Cancelled This was the headline across all news channels on March 19, 2020. I remember feeling very disappointed because the COVID-19 Pandemic was adding another layer of disruption to my life as a first-year school leader. Being charged with turning around the academic performance of…

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Celebrates Introduction of House and Senate Resolutions Recognizing Board Certified Teachers

Date: January 24, 2024 Washington, DC – This Team NBCT Week, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is proud to announce that resolutions have been introduced in both the U.S. House and Senate, recognizing the value and impact of Board Certified teachers and establishing this week as National Board Certified Teacher Week. The resolutions…