Robyn Seglem, NBCT

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Dr. Robyn Seglem is an Associate Professor in the School of Teaching and Learning at Illinois State University where she teaches literacy and language arts methods courses to secondary and middle-level preservice teachers from 20 content areas, as well as graduate level literacy and educational technology courses. She has served as a co-director of the Flint Hills Writing Project, an affiliate with the National Writing Project, and is a National Board Certified Teacher. Robyn has enjoyed working with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards on several projects, including collaborating with a team of ELA educators to revise and update the standards for English and Language Arts and co-chairing the committee responsible for updating “What Teachers Should Know and Be Able to Do.” She taught for nine years in the middle school and high school language arts classroom. 
I Think We Won: Revising What Teachers Should Know and Be Able to Do
Robyn Seglem, NBCTJanuary 9, 2017

Recently re-released, What Teachers Should Know and Be Able to Do articulates the National Board’s Five Core Propositions for teaching. Similar to medicine’s Hippocratic Oath, the Five Core Propositions are held in common by teachers of all grade levels and disciplines and underscore the accomplished teacher’s commitment to advancing student learning and achievement. This blog focuses on core proposition 3 that states, “Teachers are responsible for managing and monitoring student learning.”   Administer. Dominate. Govern. Supervise. Manage. To oversee, supervise, or regulate. To watch closely for purposes of control, surveillance, etc.; keep track of; check continually. Monitor. As an English teacher and literacy educator, I am constantly reminded of how much words matter. They…

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