Leslee Milch, NBCT

Leslee Milch, M.S., is a National Board Certified Teacher, Early Childhood Generalist and is a Reading Specialist for the Buena Park School District and on the Board of Directors for the BPSD Education Foundation.  She also works with the Orange County Department of Education and California State University Fullerton to recruit and support teachers in their efforts to become a National Board Certified Teacher. Milch is on faculty with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. She has presented at the NBPTS conference, served as the NBPTS Boeing Ambassador Scholarship program coordinator, on the standards committee to revise the early Childhood Standards, and has helped coordinate the Hill Day Team for California in Washington DC. Recently she was selected to serve on the Instructional Leadership Corps for California, a joint partnership with Stanford and CTA to develop CCSS professional development for teachers.

Thinking Systematically and Learning From Experience to Impact Student Learning

January 18, 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 4 that states, “Teachers think systematically about their practice and learn from experience.” My journey started in 2002, when my superintendent at the time handed me a flyer about National Board Certification. She said, “I think this is something you need…

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