ASCD Express is looking for short, 600 to 1,000-word essays on the theme “How the Teaching Profession Is Changing.” The theme description is below, and guidelines for submissions are here. Send us your submissions by March 17, 2010.
What is being done to bring the best teachers into the classrooms where they are most needed? How are schools helping both new and veteran teachers flourish and grow in their careers? What kinds of incentives spur teachers to improve? What new abilities and expectations are the younger generation of teachers bringing to the profession? This issue will explore teacher recruitment and retention, teacher evaluation, career paths, and other policies that help teachers succeed and encourage professional growth.