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Cormier, Christopher J.; Wong, Venus; McGrew, John H.; Ruble, Lisa A.; Worrell, Frank C. – Learning Professional, 2021
Teaching in K-12 schools is stressful, as educators know and research documents. Although all teachers experience stress, minoritized teachers of color often experience unique stressors. Common examples include being asked to translate for parents who do not speak English or function as the disciplinarian for students experiencing behavioral…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Stress Variables, Teaching Conditions, Teacher Burnout
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Stefanovic, Melanie; Reyes-Guerra, Daniel; Zorovich-Godek, Dana – Learning Professional, 2021
Emotional intelligence is good for business. That is the growing consensus across sectors in recent years. In schools, the focus on people's well-being and interpersonal skills is called social and emotional learning (SEL). The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) defines SEL as the process through which children and…
Descriptors: Social Emotional Learning, Leaders, Administrator Education, Principals
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Montoya, Angel; Summers, Laura L. – Learning Professional, 2021
Teaching is a selfless profession. Although many teachers find great satisfaction in their work, most educators would probably say they are driven by the desire to help and inspire students. Too often, educators sacrifice their own well-being to support students' social, emotional, and academic needs. Teacher wellness influences school culture and…
Descriptors: Wellness, Well Being, Teacher Burnout, Individual Needs
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Foster, Elizabeth – Learning Professional, 2021
Linda Darling-Hammond, the Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education Emeritus at Stanford University and founding president of the Learning Policy Institute, is a longtime leader in education, an expert on professional learning, and an influential researcher and policy advisor. She has been leading President Joe Biden's education transition team,…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Pandemics, COVID-19, Access to Computers
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Morgan, Nick; Foster, Elizabeth; George, Melinda – Learning Professional, 2021
Among the things that will be remembered about the year 2020 are phrases like "You're still on mute" and "Can I share my screen?" They are emblematic of how educators have been challenged to navigate uncharted waters of remote learning and overnight technological adaptation. To quote another phrase that will be remembered as a…
Descriptors: Pandemics, COVID-19, Faculty Development, Educational Planning
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Bouffard, Suzanne; Foster, Elizabeth – Learning Professional, 2021
Jal Mehta is a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. His work focuses on educational practices and policies that promote deep and meaningful learning. He has also conducted extensive research on the education workforce. He is the author of "In Search of Deeper Learning: The Quest to Remake the American High School"…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Educational Change, Educational Improvement
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Ward, Angela – Learning Professional, 2021
As racial violence in America took on an international focus in summer 2020, many began to make pledges and statements against racism. The author heard multiple outcries for support from teams of school principals in her school district who wanted to do more than make a statement. The tool featured in this article was designed as a planning and…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Consciousness Raising, Definitions, Equal Education
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Brion, Corrinne – Learning Professional, 2021
The events of 2020 highlighted many longstanding truths about teaching and learning. One such truth is that culture matters for learning, especially for transfer of learning from abstract knowledge into practical application. Because this holds for adults' learning as well as students', it can and should have an impact on professional learning.…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Culturally Relevant Education, Student Diversity, Planning
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Fleming, Paul; George, Melinda – Learning Professional, 2021
Learning Forward's Professional Learning State and District Planner is a guide to help state, district, and school leaders implement professional learning to support high-quality curriculum and instructional materials. Grounded in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) definition of high-quality professional learning as intensive, data-driven,…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education
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Anton, Mary; Teitel, Lee; Williams, Tamisha – Learning Professional, 2021
In the chaos and upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been hard to keep a focus on race and equity in schools. And yet in this time of disruption of the very notion of what it means to be a teacher and how teachers do school, keeping race and equity at the center of this work is essential. In this time of exhaustion and uncertainty,…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Pandemics, COVID-19, Collectivism
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Andersson, Justin; Sitzman, Daniel; Arneson, Amy; Gandhi, Elizabeth – Learning Professional, 2021
As the world races to combat a pandemic, slow climate change, and solve many other public health challenges, it is clear that developing young people's scientific knowledge should be an urgent priority in schools. The goal of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) is to foster scholars and citizens who can think critically and creatively to…
Descriptors: Science Education, National Standards, Kindergarten, Elementary Secondary Education