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Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2012
Research has shown that certain ways of teaching can make a difference in whether students learn standards-based content. Many strategies have proven to be effective in teaching literacy, mathematics, science and social studies. These strategies have facilitated blending academic and career/technical subjects to make learning more meaningful for…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Secondary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Reading Instruction
Thompson, Sue C.; McKelvy, Earline – National Middle School Association (NJ1), 2007
Many middle schools do not use one of the most important strategies to improve student achievement and create socially equitable, developmentally responsive middle schools: becoming a professional learning community. This article summarizes the five disciplines which are vital for learning organizations -- systems thinking, personal mastery,…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Vision, Student Leadership, School Culture
Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement, 2007
One hallmark of many high-performing schools is the success its teachers have had in creating what is known as a professional learning community. Richard DuFour (2004) characterizes professional learning communities as groups of educators who "work together to analyze and improve their classroom practice...engaging in an ongoing cycle of…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Cooperation, Faculty Development, Cooperative Planning
von Frank, Valerie, Ed. – National Staff Development Council, 2009
"The Learning System" is a newsletter designed for superintendents and central office staff with professional learning responsibilities. This issue includes: (1) District Pulls Together in Pursuit of Excellence: Creating Collaboration Systemwide Requires Commitment (Valerie von Frank); (2) Scheduling Time for Teacher Learning Is Key for…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Central Office Administrators, School Districts, Faculty Development
Beckner, Gary, Ed. – Association of American Educators, 2008
"Education Matters" is the monthly newsletter of the Association of American Educators (AAE), an organization dedicated to advancing the American teaching profession through personal growth, professional development, teacher advocacy and protection. This issue of the newsletter includes: (1) Agents of Change: Why So Many Teachers Are…
Descriptors: Teacher Recruitment, Labor Turnover, Teaching Conditions, Teacher Persistence