Tag: Certification

Coming Full Circle: My journey to achieving National Board Certification

By: Janice Avellana, NBCT – Honolulu, Hawaii I graduated in 2000 with my Master’s of Education in Teaching and began my first year as a fourth-grade teacher at a Title 1 school. After a tumultuous start, I finished out the year and got bumped out to another school. That second year was better, but I…

Be an NBCT to a T (as in Traveler, not Tourist)

    By: Carol Hofer, NBCT If you bet that seeing themselves on video is what most terrifies candidates pursuing National Board Certification, pay up. It’s the editing. But it’s a double whammy- trimming both the video AND the writing!  First, it’s “How am I going to fill up all those pages?” then it becomes,…

Why administrators should consider National Board Certification

Is NBCT for me?  Of course! In the year 2000 when I achieved National Board certification, nobody in my district had attempted nor had achieved certification. So I decided to take that plunge! I initially sought National Board certification because I wanted to continue to build my mastery of teaching and I thought going through…