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Goings, Ramon B.; Brandehoff, Robin; Bianco, Margarita – Educational Leadership, 2018
The authors describe Pathways2Teaching, a grow-your-own-teacher program operating in high schools in six Colorado school districts that focuses on getting students of color interested in going into K-12 teaching.
Descriptors: Diversity (Faculty), Faculty Development, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers
Clark, Alison J.; Cale, Sanja; Strangio-Lott, Jennifer; Folkson, Susan; Cardinal, Jody – Educational Leadership, 2018
The authors describe an innovative, immersive program that allows education majors to take a course within the walls of an elementary school in order to get hands-on learning experience and access to school leaders and administration.
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Elementary Schools, Experiential Learning, Special Education
Abrams, Jennifer – Educational Leadership, 2018
Millennials will most likely make up a large portion of your new teacher pool. This generation is known for being high-achieving, tenacious, confident, and collaborative--so your orientation, onboarding, and retention programs need to support and bolster these traits. Abrams walks school leaders through some important steps in adjusting and…
Descriptors: Age Groups, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Orientation
Herrmann, Zachary – Educational Leadership, 2018
Schools need to think more like other industries to seek top talent and reframe the teaching profession. Herrmann argues that if schools can more actively and aggressively recruit teachers to their schools, the reputation of the teaching profession will be enhanced and more high-quality teachers will be attracted to the job.
Descriptors: Teacher Recruitment, Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Qualifications
Aguilar, Elena – Educational Leadership, 2018
For teachers, emotional intelligence and emotional resilience are foundational qualities to thriving and staying in the profession. The author asserts that to retain more teachers, we must attend to each teacher's emotional resilience in preparation programs, in the hiring process, and in the ways we support teachers, especially novices.
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Emotional Intelligence, Teacher Persistence, Faculty Mobility
Walsh, Kate – Educational Leadership, 2018
Walsh argues that by being more strategic, school districts can leverage their student-teacher assignments to address recruitment and training issues.
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Student Recruitment, Training, Alignment (Education)
Nickerson, Amanda B. – Educational Leadership, 2018
In light of recent highly publicized and tragic incidents, such as the February 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, school communities are increasingly concerned about student and teacher safety. School leaders, politicians, and community members are frantically seeking solutions to the problem of school…
Descriptors: School Safety, Violence, Weapons, Social Development
Griffith, David; Slade, Sean – Educational Leadership, 2018
As social-emotional learning has gained prominence in K-12 education, some educators have wondered how ASCD's Whole Child approach intersects with this movement. In fact, the Whole Child approach encompasses and overarches the components of social-emotional learning, as well as other holistic education models, and as such can serve as a helpful…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Teaching Methods, Holistic Approach
Jennings, Patricia A. – Educational Leadership, 2018
Most educators encounter any number of stresses during a typical day in the classroom. They may face pressure from administrators to meet unrealistic expectations, experience frustration when students act out or shut down, or feel stretched beyond limit by extensive meetings and other noninstructional demands on their time. These daily stresses…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Responsibility, Teaching Conditions, Stress Variables
Carstarphen, Meria Joel; Graff, Ed – Educational Leadership, 2018
Two superintendents who are infusing social-emotional learning throughout their districts (in Minneapolis and Atlanta) discuss strategies they've found that help their efforts. They note support they receive through participating in the Collaborating Districts Initiative, a multidistrict effort launched by the Collaborative for Academic, Social,…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, School Districts, Superintendents
Mahoney, Joseph L.; Weissberg, Roger P. – Educational Leadership, 2018
The authors summarize findings of two major meta-analyses that examined the influence of universal, school-based SEL (social-emotional learning) programs on student outcomes in six domains related to social-emotional skills and behavior and academic achievement. Major findings indicated that participating in SEL programs had positive effects on…
Descriptors: Social Development, Socialization, Emotional Development, Program Effectiveness
Brackett, Marc A. – Educational Leadership, 2018
When a school weaves social-emotional learning throughout its curriculum and culture--both helping students tune in to emotions and teaching "emotional skills" for handling difficult feelings--students and teachers thrive. Brackett discusses ways to develop the emotional intelligence of everyone in the school and lists five key emotion…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Emotional Intelligence, Charter Schools
Hargreaves, Andy; Shirley, Dennis – Educational Leadership, 2018
While it can be tempting to embrace popular new ideas and practices in education, it is also important to be aware of their flaws or challenges. By examining the downsides of social-emotional learning strategies, the authors of this article argue that one can actually improve and strengthen them. After researching SEL strategies in the Ontario,…
Descriptors: Well Being, Social Development, Emotional Development, Foreign Countries
Boyles, Nancy – Educational Leadership, 2018
Reading and analyzing texts with elementary students are perfect ways to introduce larger questions about the ways in which we interact with one another and the larger world. Boyles discusses how teaching social-emotional learning through literature can easily be incorporated into reading routines already in place. She includes three sample…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Socialization, Interaction
McKibben, Sarah – Educational Leadership, 2018
What matters more--grit or gratitude? University of Pennsylvania professor Angela Duckworth's research on the importance of "grit" to academic success sparked a new area of focus in K-12 education--as well as its fair share of criticism. But Duckworth, founder and CEO of the Character Lab, believes that the concept is often…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Resilience (Psychology), Elementary Secondary Education, Student Characteristics
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