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Ahern, Caitlin; Cole, Johnny – Learning Professional, 2021
In the Lexington Public Schools, outside of Boston, Massachusetts, they pride themselves on being innovative. Two years ago, they demonstrated that spirit by creating a director of equity role. Positions like this hadn't previously existed in many districts like theirs -- small, suburban, well-resourced, high-performing, historically white, and…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Public Schools, Professional Development, Administrators
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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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Love, Nancy; Crowell, Michelle – Learning Professional, 2018
Teacher teams focused on developing collective expertise in high-leverage, equity-promoting practices can chip away at low expectations, racism, and cultural biases that marginalize special education students, English language learners, students of color, and other at-risk students. With appropriate professional learning on formative assessment,…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Teacher Collaboration, Equal Education, Elementary School Teachers
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Ippolito, Jacy; Dobbs, Christina L.; Charner-Laird, Megin – Learning Professional, 2017
Secondary teachers and leaders, many of whom are implementing the Common Core State Standards, are seeking guidance about how to implement disciplinary literacy practices. Of the four core subjects taught in secondary schools--English, history, math, and science--the authors have found through their work with secondary teachers that math teachers…
Descriptors: Literacy, Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Mathematics
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Saphier, Jonathon – Learning Professional, 2017
Most worthwhile improvements in teaching practice are not simple, and the change process is complicated. It can also take a long time if it involves breaking long-established habits and modifying belief systems. Not only is adoption at scale difficult, but transfer into practice "at all" is often tricky, even with the best professional…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, High Schools, Teacher Collaboration, Models