teachers http://nhpr.org en Certifying Teachers In The North Country http://nhpr.org/post/certifying-teachers-north-country <div>The North Country Teacher Certification Program is a collaboration between Plymouth State University and White Mountains Community College. The program aims to increase the number of highly qualified teachers in the North Country.&nbsp;</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Amelia Alton was a pre-school teacher with more than 20 years of experience, who wanted to be a classroom teacher, “I always wanted to try my hand at the first and second grade level. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 46616 at http://nhpr.org Certifying Teachers In The North Country Preparing N.H.'s Teachers For The Classroom http://nhpr.org/post/preparing-nhs-teachers-classroom <p>We finish a two-part series on the teaching profession, with a look at how we prepare our teachers.&nbsp; After criticism claiming credentialing standards in the U.S. are lax, many states, including New Hampshire, are trying to raise the bar and turn out more qualified teachers. Some say more in-classroom experience is key. But there are challenges to such changes, including the expense. &nbsp;</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 18:39:57 +0000 Laura Knoy 44135 at http://nhpr.org Preparing N.H.'s Teachers For The Classroom What Makes a Great Science Teacher? http://nhpr.org/post/what-makes-great-science-teacher <p><em>Produced with Phoebe Axtman and Zach Nugent</em></p><p>Mounting research has shown that the most important factor in a child&rsquo;s successful education is not his or her socioeconomic status, class size, or even the design of the curriculum&hellip;. it&rsquo;s the teacher.&nbsp; But teacher dropout rate is high and the highly talented teachers are too few, especially in Science and Math.</p> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 15:06:46 +0000 Virginia Prescott 9821 at http://nhpr.org What Makes a Great Science Teacher? Manchester Teacher Layoffs Follow Debates Over Tax Caps, Public Spending http://nhpr.org/post/manchester-teacher-layoffs-follow-debates-over-tax-caps-public-spending <p>There have been two very distinct trends during the economic recovery: the first has been very slow growth in private sector hiring. The second has been a series of losses in public sector jobs, from state employees to firefighters to schoolteachers.</p> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 21:11:42 +0000 Brady Carlson & Amanda Loder 9357 at http://nhpr.org Controversy Surrounds Teacher Preparation http://nhpr.org/post/controversy-surrounds-teacher-preparation <p>Most people agree that good teachers help students succeed.<br />But how do good teachers learn to be effective?</p><p>One D.C.-based, private nonprofit is asking just that. They want colleges to participate in a study that&nbsp;ranks&nbsp;teacher preparation programs. Mon, 26 Mar 2012 21:55:41 +0000 Sheryl Rich-Kern 2767 at http://nhpr.org Controversy Surrounds Teacher Preparation