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Tienken, Christopher H., Ed. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
The author argues that educators can learn more about effective classroom practices by collaborating with educators around the world rather than by focusing on misleading rankings from international tests.
Descriptors: Educational Practices, International Cooperation, Teacher Collaboration, Comparative Education
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Dueñas, Gilbert; Klash, Erin F.; Bowden, Shelly H. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
With an intentional effort to champion the voices of all children, professional educators have a collaborative mentality, enduring perseverance, a genuine love of learning, and an uncompromising pride in the children that occupy their classroom.
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Student Relationship, Professionalism
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Johnson, Earl; Sanfilippo, Marcus; Ohlson, Matthew; Swanson, Anne – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
Through a university-rural school partnership, principals and teacher leaders were coached by a university professor to improve teacher optimism and collaboration. The approach benefited teacher and student outcomes and school culture.
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation, Rural Schools, Principals
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Hedin, Laura; Conderman, Greg – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
Co-teaching provides the opportunity for two licensed professionals to share their expertise and differentiate instruction for a wide range of learners in a general education class. The authors describe four effective types of co-teaching partnerships and offer tips for pairing co-teachers.
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Teacher Collaboration, Teamwork, Inclusion
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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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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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Gerzel-Short, Lydia; Conderman, Greg; DeSpain, Stephanie – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2018
The authors share practical ways to collaborate with paraprofessionals to encourage their professional growth and support their effectiveness as they work directly with students.
Descriptors: Paraprofessional School Personnel, Teacher Collaboration, Inclusion, Special Education
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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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Peterson, Gloria Rosati – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2017
Overcome your team's dysfunctions and stay focused on important work with these strategies of polarity mapping.
Descriptors: Teamwork, Teacher Collaboration, Cognitive Mapping, Communities of Practice
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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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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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Cochran-Smith, Marilyn – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2015
Teachers working together in learning communities is a popular aspect of school reform projects in countries around the world. However, teacher communities vary greatly from one another. This article describes two communities whose purpose is to help teachers work for equity by focusing on questions that emerge from practice and from genuine…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Communities of Practice, Educational Change, Social Justice
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Brondyk, Susan; Stanulis, Randi – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2014
This is the story of a teacher leader who helped lead change in an urban elementary school by creating a new culture of support for beginning teachers. Specifically, she led focused, collaborative inquiry around discussion-based teaching to improve teaching effectiveness, and she created a school-wide coalition of support for beginning teachers to…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Urban Schools, Elementary School Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction
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Shaw, Patricia A. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2013
This article examines standards which would define a teacher who is good enough to teach children. A good teacher should understand the development of learners. To ensure inclusive learning environments, the teacher should use understanding of individual differences and diverse cultures. The teacher should also collaborate with others to develop…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Standards, Individual Differences
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