Amy Klopf has a new book on the subject of education policy, “Capital Teachers: A Guide to the Future of American Education.”
Her latest book, which is due out this month, covers topics ranging from how to help teachers navigate the current economic environment, to the importance of teachers’ professional development.
Here are the highlights:1.
There are many ways teachers can help with their students’ development.2.
The importance of being a leader is very clear.3.
There is a “labor market” for education.4.
There’s a growing emphasis on creating positive social and emotional connections with students.5.
The current recession has been an opportunity for teachers to make a lot of money and invest in their own professional development and paychecks.6.
There have been numerous policy changes and investments in the education system that have resulted in an uptick in teachers’ salaries.7.
Teachers need to understand their roles and responsibilities in the workplace and how to best use their skills to be effective.8.
The market for teacher development is very wide-open and offers a number of choices for both teachers and students.9.
There has been a lot more attention to the issues of poverty, social justice, and inequality in education over the last couple of decades.10.
The idea of “capital teachers” is an oxymoron, since they are not paid for their expertise or their knowledge.
The blog, titled “Capital Teaching: A guide to the future of American education,” is written by Amy Klochars, who served as deputy director of the Department of Education for President Obama and then as a counselor to Sen. Joe Biden.
Klochar’s new book, published by HarperCollins, is titled “Education for America: The Future of Learning.”
The book details her experience in the Obama administration and its policies, including the recent executive order that expanded funding for teachers, the president’s promise to bring teachers into the workforce, and her views on school vouchers.
It is unclear if Klochs current book will be updated after its initial release.
In the past, the education policy blog has published books that are both political and educational.
The book by Klocharians is written in a more straightforward fashion, and focuses on what the author sees as important issues facing American education today.
Klochars is a graduate of New York University, where she worked on a research project on the relationship between students and teachers.
The first book in her series, “Beyond the Box: What Schools Really Need to Know About Students,” was published by McGraw-Hill in 2009.
It was followed by her latest book.