So, You Want To Become A National Board Certified Teacher?by Jerry L. Parks
National Board certification not only validates--but also reflects--excellent teaching. According to research
As a teacher, you are already doing an excellent job in the classroom. Nevertheless, as more and more states encourage validation of teaching effectiveness, NBPTS certification remains the one standard by which you can establish unquestioned credibility.
National Board certification not only validates--but also reflects--excellent teaching. According to research provided by the NBPTS, board certified teachers outperform their peers in 11 of 13 key teaching dimensions. They are also more adept at recognizing why students succeed or fail on academic tasks, engaging students, and improvising when faced with unexpected occurrences.
Nevertheless, the NBPTS certification process is a daunting endeavor. As beneficial and validating as it may be, obtaining this certification is difficult, time-consuming, and challenging.
So, You Want to Become a National Board Certified Teacher? will aid you in your quest to pass the rigors of the NBPTS portfolio development and testing. It will take you step by step through each of the four entries of the portfolio compilation, and make sure you stay on track through every stage of the process.
So, You Want to Become a National Board Certified Teacher? is designed to offer successfully proven strategies to help you become more productive throughout the certification process, and avoid many of the pitfalls of the 50-75% first-time failure rate.
Chapters include readiness (self-examination), key 'buzzwords' you must include in writing your entries, critical teaching strategies to employ in the taping process, as well as numerous helpful websites for further assistance.
So, You Want to Become a National Board Certified Teacher? is the compilation of countless 'tips 'n tidbits' which will greatly enhance your chances of certifying, and which can only be offered by those who have endured the process.
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