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Sippy, Emanuelle; Belin, Rachel – Learning Professional, 2020
Young people have long been on the front lines of pushing for systemic change. The Prichard Committee Student Voice Team, consisting of 100 self-selected students from across Kentucky, works to improve schools and society. This article describes the Student Voice Team, an extension of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, an organization…
Descriptors: School Policy, Educational Improvement, Student Participation, Democracy
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Biby, Kaleigh; Dipman, Taryn; McCullick, KayLynne; Nelson, Michelle – Learning Professional, 2020
Student journalists from the Canine Courier at El Dorado Springs (Missouri) High School shared their thoughts and suggestions about what teachers need to know so that all students feel safe, welcome, and successful. Journalism teacher Amber Francis and assistant superintendent Theresa Christian facilitated their contributions. The contributions…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Attitudes, Journalism Education, Reading Difficulties
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Bouffard, Suzanne; Murray, Liz – Learning Professional, 2020
"School is not a rehearsal for life. School is life," says Mirko Chardin, founding principal of Putnam Avenue Upper School, a public middle school serving a diverse group of 6th-8th graders in Cambridge, Massachusetts. When the school was founded in 2012 as part of a districtwide middle school reorganization, its leaders and staff were…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Middle School Teachers, Self Concept, Student Experience
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Godber, Yvonne – Learning Professional, 2020
Improving educators' abilities to recognize and respond to signals that indicate students are upset, confused, or disengaged is a powerful but often underused strategy for ensuring that all students are accessing rigorous learning. Research has shown that when adults respond to students' social and behavioral cues for help in a timely, proactive,…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Student Behavior, Cues, Teacher Student Relationship
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Helmke, Sharron – Learning Professional, 2020
When schools closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many wondered, "When are we getting back to normal?" A few weeks later, the question changed to, "Will we get back to normal?" And now, many are realizing the old normal won't be back, at least not anytime soon. Still, educators will eventually return to their campuses,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Resilience (Psychology), Communicable Diseases
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Burton, Amy – Learning Professional, 2020
Why is formative assessment -- a proven powerful instructional practice -- so elusive in classrooms? As a regional professional learning provider for several years, Amy Burton rarely observed the use of formative assessment, even though, when asked, teachers could define it -- a quick check, during instruction, of what all students understand so…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Formative Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Teacher Attitudes
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Guilott, Maria C.; Wigby, Karen; Owen, Leslie Ann; Parker, Gaylynn – Learning Professional, 2020
A dilemma for teachers at all levels is planning for transfer of learning, or students' long-term retention. Transfer of learning takes time, a precious commodity for teachers bound by a tight schedule. Unfortunately, transfer often gets lost in the day-to-day realities of schools, including testing requirements. One way for the teacher to make…
Descriptors: Transfer of Training, Retention (Psychology), Teaching Methods, Goal Orientation
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Avins, Jeremy; Huttner, Nathan; Miller, Sherrill C. – Learning Professional, 2019
In 2016, the Wake County Public School System in North Carolina, the nation's 15th-largest school district, confronted two dilemmas common in U.S. education. First, a quality review had revealed weaknesses in its literacy curriculum. Although curriculum can have profound effects on student learning, not all curricula are rigorous and engaging…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Literacy Education, Public Schools, Language Arts
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Jacobi, Julie A.; Stults, Sarah E.; Shefner, Rachel; Lange, Karin E.; Abraham, Nayantara S.; Deiger, Megan – Learning Professional, 2019
Policymakers and the public are increasingly asking educators to approach instruction from a STEM perspective, integrating science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to prepare students for future careers. At the same time, administrators are directing teachers to make learning more communal and student-driven, emulating the workforce…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, STEM Education, Public School Teachers, Urban Schools
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Flowers, Jody A. – Learning Professional, 2019
Professional athletes spend hours honing their skills through video analysis; attorneys video themselves practicing opening arguments or coaching clients; plumbers, mechanics, and electricians video their craft to demonstrate their work. It could be argued that teachers' interactions have more long-term impact than any other professional skill,…
Descriptors: Teacher Motivation, Video Technology, Classroom Observation Techniques, Coaching (Performance)
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Edwards, Darla – Learning Professional, 2019
A networked improvement community can be a tremendous resource for people who share a common interest and desire to learn from each other, and, thanks to technology, this can occur even when participants are separated by a large distance. This article discusses Virginia Advanced Study Strategies' Rural Math Innovation Network, a four-year project…
Descriptors: Networks, Rural Schools, Middle Schools, High Schools
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Geurkink-Coats, Amy – Learning Professional, 2019
Personalized learning for students is gaining steam across the country and pushing on traditional instructional practices. But many teachers have never experienced personalized learning themselves, making it challenging to implement it for students (Sawchuck, 2015). As personalization experts Tom Vander Ark and Karen Cator (2015) said, "If we…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Faculty Development, School Districts, Teacher Attitudes
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Battaglia, Joe – Learning Professional, 2019
For more than 20 years, the Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center (known as the Met) has been personalizing learning to meet students' interests and needs. The Met, which today is a network of six small, public high schools in Providence and Newport, Rhode Island, is the founding school of Big Picture Learning, a network of more than…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Individualized Instruction, High Schools, Public Schools
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Harrington, Adriana; Henry, Regina; Milligan, Rachael; Morel, Nina; Osteen, Julia – Learning Professional, 2019
Imagine walking into an 8th-grade science classroom and hearing a discussion among students about a challenging assignment they recently completed. A pilot program in 18 Tennessee schools develops agency through competency-based education. Students in Beth Hines' 8th grade physical science class at West Collierville Middle School in Tennessee are…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Middle School Students, Grade 8, Student Responsibility
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Murray, Liz – Learning Professional, 2019
Transitions are a part of life for all students, but particularly for students at Phoenix Charter Academy in Massachusetts. Phoenix students have persevered and shown resilience through challenges in school and in their personal lives that many of us cannot imagine. Students come to Phoenix with a wealth of strengths and assets, from strong work…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Learner Engagement, Charter Schools, Coaching (Performance)
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