John Holland, NBCT

John M. Holland, Ph.D. has dedicated his career to serving the neediest and youngest school children as a National Board Certified Teacher of three- and four-year-olds in Richmond, Virginia’s toughest neighborhoods. He writes about pre-K issues on the CTQ blog “The Learning Studio” and his personal blog Emergent Learner. John is an adjunct professor at Virginia Commonwealth University specializing in teacher preparation for the 21st century. His research interests include urban education, teacher leadership, and 21st-century learning. John is a coauthor of Teaching 2030.  Follow John on twitter at @jmholland.

The Profession is Ours: Teaching and Learning 2015

March 23, 2015

Editor’s Note: The following blog is from John M. Holland, an NBCT and speaker at the Teaching & Learning conference that took place in Washington, D.C. on March 13-14. This conference reflection was also published on the Center for Teaching Quality blog and is reprinted with permission. — I heard the sound of a great gear clicking into place last weekend. I attended the Teaching & Learning 2015 Conference with a sense of joyful calm. I knew I was presenting, but I also felt comfortable with what I was presenting. I didn’t have the added stress of being on a…

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5 Reasons Why Future Teachers Should Attend Teaching and Learning 2015

March 11, 2015

Editor’s Note: Coming to Teaching & Learning? Check out John at his In-The-Classroom Workshop on Friday at 2:30 p.m. in Room 156 on Making the Standards Real in Early Childhood. He will discuss what accomplished teaching looks like to support child development in early childhood classrooms. This blog was also published on the Center for Teaching Quality blog and is reprinted with permission. One of the most important questions I ask my teacher preparation candidates to consider is “Who benefits?” There is so much in education that has become convoluted in terms of benefits. Who does does testing benefit? Students? Teacher? Testing…

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