Teaching 2030: What We Must Do for Our Students and Our Public Schools--Now and in the Future [NOOK Book]

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In the raging controversy over how to fix the nation’s underperforming schools, the voices of America’s best teachers are seldom heard. Now, in a provocative book about the future of teaching and learning, 12 of America’s most accomplished classroom educators join a leading advocate for a 21st-century teaching profession to bring expert classroom know-how and fresh policy ideas to the school reform debate. Together they identify trends that will shape the learning experience of the next iGeneration and propose ...

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Teaching 2030: What We Must Do for Our Students and Our Public Schools--Now and in the Future

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Overview

In the raging controversy over how to fix the nation’s underperforming schools, the voices of America’s best teachers are seldom heard. Now, in a provocative book about the future of teaching and learning, 12 of America’s most accomplished classroom educators join a leading advocate for a 21st-century teaching profession to bring expert classroom know-how and fresh policy ideas to the school reform debate. Together they identify trends that will shape the learning experience of the next iGeneration and propose actions to guarantee that every student will have excellent teachers. Policymakers and the public, they say, must work with teachers to:



  • Create a richer learning experience for students and teachers, and better ways to measure school success;

  • Accelerate digital learning while reinventing brick-and-mortar schools as 24/7 support hubs for students and families;

  • Reimagine teaching as a well-paid career with many pathways, where teaching expertise is constantly spread;

  • Establish a leadership force of 600,000 “teacherpreneurs”—classroom experts who teach students regularly while also serving as teacher educators, researchers, community organizers, and trustees of their profession.


Teaching 2030 provides a refreshing, grounded, and lively examination of what we need to know and do so that every public school student in America has equal access to caring and effective teachers. This book project was generously supported by MetLife Foundation.


Barnett Berry is founder and president of the Center for Teaching Quality, based in North Carolina—a nonprofit that seeks to dramatically improve student achievement nationwide by conducting timely research, crafting smart policy, and cultivating teacher leadership. The TeacherSolutions 2030 Team includes Jennifer Barnett (Alabama) • Kilian Betlach (California) • Shannon C’de Baca (Iowa) • Susie Highley (Indiana) • John M. Holland (Virginia) • Carrie J. Kamm (Illinois) • Renee Moore (Mississippi) • Cindi Rigsbee (North Carolina) • Ariel Sacks (New York)• Emily Vickery (Florida) • Jose Vilson (New York) • Laurie Wasserman (Massachusetts).


Teaching 2030 points out how we should restructure accountability and more in order to provide our nation’s children with the education they deserve.”

Richard Riley, former U.S. Secretary of Education


“A brilliant look at the future of teaching in America. Everyone who cares about teaching and learning should read this book.”

Linda Darling-Hammond, Stanford University


“Berry and his colleagues reveal extraordinary opportunities to improve our schools and serve every student.”

Dennis Van Roekel, National Education Association


“This provocative work is a welcome contribution to thinking about how we can get our kids the teachers they need.”

Frederick M. Hess, American Enterprise Institute

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What People Are Saying

Ken Bernstein
"For too long the voices of teachers have been systematically excluded from the public discourse about education. In part this book serves as an important corrective, or at least the start of one…. Our expert teachers are a resource that we should value beyond what they accomplish in the classroom, as important as that is. We need to tap their expertise and insight. We need to hear their voices." To read Ken's full review of Teaching 2030, click here. --(Ken Bernstein (TLN member and prominent Daily Kos blogger)
Richard Riley
"Teaching 2030 delves into the myriad of issues that teachers face today and will confront in the future. They point out how we should restructure accountability and more in order to provide our nation's children with the education they deserve." --(Richard Riley (former U.S. Secretary of Education)
Linda Darling-Hammond
"Teaching 2030 is a brilliant look at the future of teaching in America from the perspective of those who know most about what it is and should be. Everyone who cares about teaching and learning should read this book." --(Linda Darling-Hammond (Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Edication, Stanford University)
Bob Wise
"Teaching 2030 lays the groundwork for a bold vision for the teaching profession. Barnett Berry challenges us to rethink the ‘brick-and-mortar' education career of the past and to envision the possibilities for creating the schools we need for the future." --(Bob Wise (former West Virginia Governor and President of the Alliance for Excellent Education)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807770870
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • Publication date: 3/11/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 519,787
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Prologue: We Cannot Create What We Cannot Imagine xiii

1 The Teachers of 2030 and a Hopeful Vision 1

Students of Today and Tomorrow 2

"Imagineering" the Future: Learning and Teaching in the Year 2030 5

In 2030, Teaching Is Understood as Complex Work 6

In 2030, New Trust Remakes Teaching and Learning 8

In 2030, Confronting Educational Inequities 12

Tipping Toward a 21st-century Profession 15

Emergent Realities Shape the Teaching Profession of 2030 16

2 A Very Brief History of Teaching in America 21

From Women's Work to Industrial Age Automatons 22

Thorndike Beats Dewey in the Early Struggle 24

"The Great Society" Looks to Teaching for Answers 26

Unions Ascend as Teaching Pressures Mount 28

Professionalism Versus Deregulation in the Late 20th Century 30

Looking Forward-with Some Hope and Audacity 36

3 Emergent Reality # 1: A Transformed Learning Ecology for Students and Teachers 39

Learning from Isaiah, Ziad, and Many Other Students 44

Confronting the Limitations of 20th-Century Standardized Tests and Accountability 50

Improve Measures to Improve Teaching and Learning 55

A Different Kind of Accountability 60

A New Learning Ecology for Teachers Too 63

Working with Special-Needs Students 67

Teachers Working with Each Other 70

4 Emergent Reality #2: Seamless Connections In and Out of Cyberspace 75

Melding the Virtual and Physical Worlds 81

The Diverse Needs of Students Today and the Schools Tomorrow 85

The Community-Centered School 87

We're Wasting Time Arguing About 20th-Century Schools 92

Connectivity for All 97

5 Emergent Reality #3: Differentiated Pathways and Careers for a 21st-Century Profession 101

Outgrowing a One-Size-Fits-All Profession 101

Redefining the Profession for Results-Oriented Teaching 107

Teacher Education for a Differentiated, Results-Oriented Profession 116

Professional Compensation for a Differentiated Profession 125

6 Emergent Reality #4: Teacherpreneurism and a Future of Innovation 135

Scaling and Spreading Teacher Expertise 135

The Making of Teacherpreneurs 141

Teacherpreneurism for Connected Learning 145

Teacherpreneurs for Research 147

Teacherpreneurs for Best Practice and Policy 149

Teacherpreneurs for Community 160

Creating a System of Teacherpreneurship 162

7 Policy Levers of Change: Accelerating Change and Transforming Teaching 167

Change Lever #1 Engage the Public with a New Vision for Teaching and Learning 171

Change Lever #2 Rethink School Finance 176

Change Lever #3 Redefine Teacher Education and Licensing to Advance the Spread of Effective Teaching 183

Change Lever #4 Cultivate Working Conditions That Make High-Needs Schools "Easier To Staff" 187

Change Lever #5 Reframe Accountability for Transformative Results 192

Change Lever #6 Transform Teacher Unions Into Professional Guilds 197

8 Taking Action for a Hopeful Future 205

What You Can Do to Build a 21st-Century Teaching Profession 208

Notes 215

About the Authors 235

Index 244

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