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Holdheide, Lynn; Lachlan-Haché, Lisa – Learning Professional, 2019
In fall 2016, more than 50% of teachers in Kokomo, Indiana, were leaving the profession within their first three years. Within the district, low-performing schools in particular struggled to retain teachers. The costs of teacher attrition are high for districts. According to a report from the Learning Policy Institute, each teacher who leaves the…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Expertise, Mentors, Teacher Persistence
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Arnett, Thomas – Learning Professional, 2019
Good teaching does not come from mere check-box compliance. Teachers who have real impact with their students continually use their expertise and intuition to evaluate, adapt, and improve how they implement new strategies within their classrooms. New practices rarely make a difference unless teachers engage eagerly and thoughtfully in adopting and…
Descriptors: Motivation Techniques, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Motivation, Blended Learning
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Hargreaves, Andy; O'Connor, Michael T. – Learning Professional, 2019
The four B's framework described in this article grew out of the authors' global study of "collaborative professionalism" (Hargreaves & O'Connor, 2017, 2018). They define collaborative professionalism as ways educators work together with depth, trust, and precision to achieve impact. The authors then set out to study how it manifests…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teacher Collaboration, Professionalism, Teacher Effectiveness
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Arnett, Thomas – Learning Professional, 2019
Meeting students' individual learning needs has never been easy and seems to only become more challenging with the passage of time. Teachers today struggle to keep up with society's expectations. It isn't enough for them to just cover their curriculum. They are expected to differentiate their instruction, address students' social and emotional…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration, Teaching Methods
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Noguera, Joaquin; Noguera, Pedro – Learning Professional, 2018
This article describes mutual accountability, an innovative approach to accountability which opens new possibilities for pursuing educational equity for all students. Mutual accountability calls for each stakeholder -- students, teachers, parents, and administrators -- to work collaboratively in pursuit of educational goals. The article presents…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Capacity Building, Accountability, Equal Education
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Melton, Beth – Learning Professional, 2018
This article describes a project initiated to address the challenges of providing high-quality professional development to teachers in rural schools. Spread over the vast northwest corner of Colorado, where it takes over two hours to drive from one end of the region to the other, the Northwest Colorado Board of Cooperative Educational Services (NW…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Rural Schools, Teacher Evaluation, Communities of Practice
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Gabriel, Rachael – Learning Professional, 2018
Classroom observations and the feedback they generate have great potential to support educator development, especially when compared with other components of teacher evaluation systems. Challenges to observation include: (1) The dual foci of teacher evaluation (accountability and development) cannot be addressed simultaneously; (2) Excellent…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Scoring Rubrics, Observation, Feedback (Response)
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Foster, Elizabeth – Learning Professional, 2018
Professional learning strategies often rely on the belief that teaching and learning outcomes are best when teachers have a clear understanding of students' thinking. This may seem like common sense -- after all, students are active participants in the learning process, so their thinking impacts the outcome. But does research support the…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Learning Strategies, Misconceptions, Thinking Skills
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Killion, Joellen – Learning Professional, 2017
In each issue of "The Learning Professional," Joellen Killion explores a recent research study to help practitioners understand the impact of particular professional learning practices on student outcomes. In this issue, Killion explores the study presented in "The Effect of Teacher Coaching on Instruction and Achievement: A…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Coaching (Performance), Teacher Effectiveness, Faculty Development
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Spangler, Donna – Learning Professional, 2017
This article discusses factors to consider as we evaluate the professional learning occurring in our schools. The article describes how a committee of six teachers and one administrator at Hershey Middle School in Pennsylvania's Derry Township School District adapted an activity for use in a two-hour professional learning session called "The…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Educational Change, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Experience
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Archer, Jeff; Cantrell, Steve; Holtzman, Steven L.; Joe, Jilliam; Tocci, Cynthia M.; Wood, Jess – Learning Professional, 2017
Classroom observation has changed dramatically in recent years. Trivial checklists have given way to research-based rubrics that describe important aspects of teaching and, for each aspect, explain the difference between more and less effective practice. Instead of asking if the lesson objective was posted, these new instruments typically ask to…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Scoring Rubrics, Academic Achievement, Decision Making
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Saphier, Jon – Learning Professional, 2017
According to new federal data, poor black and Hispanic children are becoming more and more isolated from their white affluent peers in public schools. The data show that the number of high-poverty schools serving students of color has doubled in recent years. And since the 1990s, progress narrowing the achievement gap has plateaued nationwide and…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Equal Education, Educational Change, Expertise
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Jones, Joseph; Vari, T. J. – Learning Professional, 2017
The idea of conversations around performance reviews, and even more challenging improvement plans, is daunting. Even though the goal is to improve the employee's performance, difficult conversations don't automatically stimulate an environment and culture of continual growth. Establishing and systematizing professional dialogue in the workplace…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Interpersonal Communication, Reflection, Teacher Student Relationship
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Hirsh, Stephanie; Crow, Tracy – Learning Professional, 2017
The learning team cycle as described in "Becoming a Learning Team: A Guide to a Teacher-Led Cycle of Continuous Improvement" by Stephanie Hirsh and Tracy Crow was created to support teams of teachers working on particular lessons and instructional challenges within classrooms. Even as the day-to-day work of classroom teaching continues,…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Academic Achievement, Faculty Development, Cooperative Learning
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Augustine-Shaw, Donna; Reilly, Marceta – Learning Professional, 2017
Preparing good leaders depends not only on providing good initial professional learning, but also on creating a strong support structure during the early years of practice. However, what good mentoring looks and sounds like varies widely in practice. Many mentoring programs for education leaders consist of buddy-like relationships that provide…
Descriptors: Mentors, Coaching (Performance), Teacher Effectiveness, Leadership Training