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Bezzina, Christopher; Bufalino, Giambattista – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
The authors challenge educators to engage with and for others to build communities that are relevant and meaningful.
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Barriers, Models, Interpersonal Relationship
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Wisniewski, Benedikt; Zierer, Klaus – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
Feedback influences students' achievement more than almost any other factor. As obvious as this may be from a research standpoint, there is still no consensus among practitioners about the importance of one very powerful form of feedback--from students to teachers.
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance
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Zugelder, Bryan S. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
Intentional, individualized instructional coaching, combined with interactions that benefit the teacher in context, position a new teacher for long-term success.
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction, Coaching (Performance), Mentors
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Klinkenborg, Ann; Bentley, Erinn – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2018
Just as physical activity should be a lifelong endeavor, so should writing. With confidence and professional development, physical educators can be writers as well as teachers of writing.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction, Physical Education Teachers, Faculty Development
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Suriano, Kirianne Bird; Ohlson, Matthew; Norton, Leah; Durham, Lisa – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2018
The authors examine one school that has implemented effective and replicable teacher retention policies and practices, and spotlight the meaningful outcomes that ensued when teachers were supported and empowered.
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Teacher Collaboration, Labor Turnover, Beginning Teacher Induction
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Kramer Ertel, Pamela A. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2018
By implementing strategies described here, educators can be prepared to create an adoption-friendly environment for students and their families.
Descriptors: Adoption, Educational Environment, Family Involvement, Faculty Development
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Hunzicker, Jana – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2017
Considering the constructs of teacher leadership, the author provides a practical starting point for systematically encouraging and developing teacher leaders using Danielson's framework for teaching.
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Leadership Training, Faculty Development, Models
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Conderman, Greg; Hedin, Laura – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2017
The authors describe two widely used co-teaching applications, explain their similarities and differences, discuss implications of each, and offer suggestions for school administrators.
Descriptors: Team Teaching, School Administration, Teacher Collaboration, Inclusion
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Helgeson, John – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2017
This article begins with an example of a typical middle-school experience with literature circles. Students read a common text and come prepared to share and discuss the text based on individual roles they are assigned. Teachers are using this practice to address the complexity levels of texts in order to help students develop the skills they need…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Teaching Methods, Literature, Student Role
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Stanulis, Randi N.; Bell, Julie – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2017
In the attentive, targeted mentoring framework, mentors shift their focus from helping beginning teachers merely survive the first year to empowering them to thrive and impact student learning.
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Mentors, Teacher Empowerment, Teacher Effectiveness
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Rowe, Karen; Urban, Elizabeth; Middleton, Valerie – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2016
This article chronicles the inception, growth, and continued impact of a Professional Development School partnership based on teaching practices that acculturate preservice and practicing teachers into teaching for participation in a democracy.
Descriptors: Social Justice, Democracy, Democratic Values, Partnerships in Education
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Bates, Celeste C. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2016
Enhance a long-standing tradition of paper-based coaching notes with digital apps to record anecdotes and observations that support professional development.
Descriptors: Notetaking, Faculty Development, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Oriented Programs
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Visone, Jeremy D. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2016
This article shares a promising practice: collegial visits. During collegial visits, educators watch a colleague teach a lesson about a predetermined focus as a form of professional development. Educators, including the host teacher, debrief after the lesson. These visits are part of a cycle of learning that moves from theory to practice, and the…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Collegiality, Faculty Development, Observational Learning
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Conderman, Greg – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2016
Teachers are spending more of their time and making more decisions within teams. Effective teacher-based teams provide academic and behavioral support for students as well as professional development for teachers. Learn how the best teams function.
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Teamwork, Participative Decision Making, Faculty Development
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Spencer, Elizabeth J. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2016
The inclusion of professional learning community (PLC) groups is now a common initiative in many districts across the country. While this step supports the professional development of teachers, an effective PLC program must go beyond just bringing colleagues together during a common time. The author recommends organizational structures for schools…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Educational Practices, Faculty Development, Instructional Improvement
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