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Rigelman, Nicole; Crane, Sarah; Petrick, Kellie; Shrier, Donna – Learning Professional, 2018
Teachers at Jackson Elementary School in Hillsboro, Oregon, embrace a growth mindset and continuously try best practices that better reach all students. They collaborate and bounce ideas off one another, and they observe one another and provide feedback. They will even ask another teacher to model lessons with their students so they learn how to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Best Practices
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Osmond-Johnson, Pamela; Zeichner, Ken; Campbell, Carol – Learning Professional, 2018
This is an excerpt from "The State of Educators' Professional Learning in Alberta: Executive Summary" (Learning Forward, 2018), part of a series produced by Learning Forward. Coinciding with the 2016 Annual Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, Learning Forward commissioned and supported a study of professional learning across the…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Professional Education, Foreign Countries, Teacher Collaboration
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Twal, Nader – Learning Professional, 2018
The educational landscape around standards, assessment, professional development, and funding is changing at a rapid pace. This article asks how can education institutions--and educators--respond with a balance of urgency and coherence? How can education institutions temper the need for risk-taking and innovation with the responsibility to deliver…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Change, School Districts, Communities of Practice
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Micheaux, Donna J.; Parvin, Jennifer L. – Learning Professional, 2018
Principal evaluation systems without explicit and aligned professional learning simply re-create a system of compliance and fail to improve leadership capacity. Given the complexity of the role of today's principals, they must learn a new set of skills and knowledge to create innovative learning environments. To use principal evaluation as a tool…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Evaluation, Leadership Qualities, Supervisors
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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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Learning Professional, 2018
Meria Carstarphen, superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools, has nearly 20 years of experience in educational leadership, primarily in urban school districts. Her previous roles included superintendent in Austin, Texas, from 2009 to 2014 and administrator in St. Paul, Minnesota, and the District of Columbia. She serves as a commissioner and…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Educational Administration, Urban Schools, Superintendents
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Drago-Severson, Eleanor; O'Connor, Christy Joswick; Blum-DeStefano, Jessica – Learning Professional, 2018
Teaming--when done well--can make all the difference. Yet where can teachers and leaders learn how to be effective team members? What common challenges do teams face? And how can a developmental approach help teams thrive? In this article, the authors address the painful challenges many adults encounter when working in teams. They discuss how…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Adults, Leaders, Team Teaching
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Manassah, Tala; Roderick, Tom; Gregory, Anne – Learning Professional, 2018
Racial inequity is a pernicious problem in American schools. Discrepancies in school discipline show that black students are two to three times more likely than their peers to be suspended and expelled, even for similar infractions. This directly affects the racial achievement gap, school dropout, and involvement in the juvenile justice system.…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Discipline, Suspension, Expulsion
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Wanless, Shannon; Winters, Dana – Learning Professional, 2018
Research indicates that creating a psychologically safe school climate matters for adult learning in the same way it matters for children's learning. School leaders can help teachers feel safe to take risks, share differing opinions, and be vulnerable in front of peers before and during professional learning activities. An example of why…
Descriptors: Security (Psychology), Educational Environment, Adult Learning, Faculty Development
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Lewis, Katie D.; Novak, Angela M.; Weber, Christine L. – Learning Professional, 2018
In the process of choosing and designing professional learning, the needs of some students tend to get overlooked. Due to lack of federal legislation and requirements, gifted students are often forgotten by the educational system at large, and district professional development catalogs omit an ongoing understanding of this population. The needs of…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Minority Group Students, Case Studies, Student Diversity
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Davis, Jan – Learning Professional, 2018
The Anchorage (Alaska) School District has been committed to social and emotional learning (SEL) for the last 30 years. The district achieves SEL in three ways: (1) Climate: Creating a safe andrespectful learning environment; (2) Direct instruction: Using a variety of programs to deliberately teach the SEL skills students need to be successful…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, School Districts, Educational Environment
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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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Yoder, Nick; Nolan, Liz – Learning Professional, 2018
Many teachers and administrators recognize the importance of social and emotional development for student success but do not feel that they have the time or tools to support social and emotional learning (SEL). The American Institutes for Research developed the "Social and Emotional Learning Coaching Toolkit: Keeping SEL at the Center"…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Teaching Methods, Scoring Rubrics
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Markowitz, Nancy; Thowdis, Wendy; Gallagher, Michael – Learning Professional, 2018
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is critical to the success of students of all ages--and for educators across all stages of the career continuum. Because SEL skills take time to develop and mature, they should be part of the content addressed in teacher preparation programs, beginning teacher support, and ongoing teacher professional learning.…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Teacher Education Programs, Faculty Development
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Foster, Elizabeth – Learning Professional, 2018
The meta-analysis addressed three research questions: (1) What is the causal effect of teacher coaching programs on classroom instruction and student achievement?; (2) Are specific coaching program design elements associated with larger effects?; and (3) Do changes in teacher practice from coaching programs translate into improvements in student…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Educational Practices, Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education
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