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National Board Celebrates Team NBCT Week and Announces More Than 3,500 Teachers Earn National Board Certification

Date: December 4, 2023 ARLINGTON, VA. – The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards announced today that 3,571 teachers became National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs), and 6,697 teachers maintained their certification in the 2022-2023 school year. There are now 137,015 teachers who have achieved National Board Certification. These educators teach to the profession’s highest standards,…

Ten Tips for Promoting Social and Emotional Learning at Your School

By: Dr. Amanda DeSua, NBCT – Waukesha, WI Social-emotional learning is crucial as it helps students develop self-awareness, empathy, problem-solving, and effective communication skills. These skills improve interpersonal relationships, self-esteem, academic achievement, and well-being. Learn ten tips for promoting social and emotional learning at your school. Model healthy problem-solving and coping skills for your students…

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…

Retaining Teachers Through Reimagined Career Pathways

By: Jessica Kato, NBCT Recently, I attended a conference session for mid to late-career educators, which I expected to be focused on strategies to support teacher retention, an issue I care deeply about. Instead, I was surprised to find myself actively participating in a passionate and emotional conversation about what it means to have an…

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Announces New Members of Board of Directors

Date: December 4, 2023 ARLINGTON, VA. – The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) has announced the election of two prominent educators to its Board of Directors, including accomplished educators from Colorado and Utah. “I couldn’t be more excited to welcome our newly elected Board members to our team at the National Board. They…

Dr.  Rebecca Palacios to Receive Prestigious James A. Kelly Award

ARLINGTON, VA. — The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is excited to announce that Dr. Rebecca Palacios, co-founder and former vice-chair of the National Board, will receive the National Board’s James A. Kelly Award for Advancing Accomplished Teaching on November 16. The Kelly Award, named after James A. Kelly, Founding President and CEO of…

Geography Deserves a Place in Every Classroom

By: Carol Hofer, NBCT It’s one of my “ha, ha” photos – a snapshot of a package addressed to me, who lives in Indianapolis, with a prominent stamped notice in all caps “MISSENT TO INDIA.” A stamp for this actually exists – it lead me to wonder how often it’s needed. Under Indianapolis it did…

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Hosted NBCT Candidate Showcase in Clarksdale, MS

Clarkson, MS– On October 30th, 2023, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards hosted a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) Candidate Showcase in Clarkdale, Mississippi, to bring together NBCTs and Candidates and illustrate the positive impact of the Technology Integration for Mississippi Educators (TIME) program across the state.  Local NBCTs and aspiring Board-certified educators took…

The National Board keeps growing in Texas

By: Magdalena Mata, NBCT Texas is heating up its National Board status! Since 2019, with the establishment of the Texas National Board Coalition for Teaching (TXNBCT) Network, Texas has grown the number of candidates each year.  In 2019, the Texas legislature passed House Bill 3 that included the Texas Incentive Allotment (TIA) that earned National…

Michigan Establishes its First Incentive Fund for National Board-Certified Teachers with $5M in State Funding

Funding modeled after Teach For America Detroit fellowship, championed by State Senator Darrin Camilleri (D-Trenton) and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) DETROIT, MI. July 20, 2023 – Michigan will begin paying teachers who currently hold National Board Certification and serve in high-need schools up to $10,000 through an incentive fund established in…