Why I decided to teach and why I decided to stay in education
This is part one in a series on “Why Teach? Why Stay?” by Dr. Donald James For months I’ve been writing, and seeing posts, about the teacher and education leadership shortages. Much of what is written about is “why” there is a shortage. The constructs presented are all in the deficit, low salary, emotional fatigue, […]
Balance Driven Schools
How to engage all students in project-based, higher-level learning programs. This is a framework for developing student-centered, project-based schools through engagement and research. Presentation by Dr. Donald James, Executive Director for CITE, and former Superintendent of Commack Schools. Download this presentation: Balance-Driven Schools Movement in the Arts Video: Further Resources: celebrate urban birds […]
Podcast – Meisha Porter
Cite Executive Director Dr. Donald James speaks with Dr. Meisha Porter about her decision to take on the role of NYC Schools Chancellor in a difficult time, the opportunity we have to reinvent the systems in our schools, and what the pandemic taught us about the classroom and about leadership in moments of crisis. Dr. […]
Which Teacher Ed Program Do I need?
We offer several options for those interested in becoming teachers, as well as those teachers who are in various phases of their career. Please refer to the chart below to find out which program is right for you. I am a Pre-K to Grade 12 Teacher with initial certification who needs a State Mandated […]
For some kids, remote learning will continue this fall. Can schools make it better?
“Online learning as a standalone, as the only model that a student is accessing for instruction, is not working for the vast majority of our children.” Superintendents across the country are grappling with the same question as they look ahead to the fall: How will they teach students whose families choose to keep them home? […]
Want big advances from students and schools? Invest in principals, says new research
School principals, who rank second only to teachers in influencing how well students learn in school, matter even more than previously believed, according to major new research. In fact, replacing a below-average principal with an above-average one will result in an additional three months of learning in math and reading annually for the average student, […]
Grant Winners 2020
CITE is awarding 5 grants of $250 each, to teachers across the city, to replace the Teacher’s Choice money that teachers are not getting this year. CITE is the Center for Integrated Training and Education. CITE partners with accredited colleges to offer accelerated degree and certificate programs for teachers, counselors, and administrators in and around […]
Bias-Based Beliefs in Education
This interactive seminar, presented by Dr. Gary Knight, focused on Bias-Based Beliefs in Pedagogy and School Practice Research highlights the relevance of bias, both implicit and explicit as operating in school settings. There are three types of bias-based beliefs relevant for leaders to understand: (1) colorblindness; (2) deficit thinking; and (3) poverty disciplining. Based on […]