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Fugnitto, Gina; Stuart, Kelly – Learning Professional, 2021
Teacher professional learning is often disjointed and not aligned with the curricula teachers use in daily instruction. This lack of preparation has led to fragmented approaches to teaching young students to read, in part because initiatives lose momentum, teachers modify the instruction beyond recognition, and programs are soon eclipsed by newer…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Faculty Development, Teacher Empowerment, Teacher Competencies
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Weaver, Shatera – Learning Professional, 2021
In her essay "Homeplace," social activist and author bell hooks defines a homeplace as a space where Black people are able to "recover our wholeness" and "where we can be affirmed in our minds and hearts … where we could restore ourselves the dignity denied us on the outside in the public world" (hooks, 1990). As dean…
Descriptors: Social Emotional Learning, Educational Environment, Equal Education, African American Students
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Carson, Cynthia D.; Callard, Cynthia; Gillespie, Ryan; Choppin, Jeffrey; Amadour, Julie M. – Learning Professional, 2019
Coaching is an increasingly popular and promising method of professional learning, but unfortunately, many teachers do not have access to high-quality coaching due to geographic and financial constraints. Technology offers an opportunity to increase access to coaching, especially for educators in isolated rural areas. Research shows video is…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Rural Education, Teacher Education, Video Technology
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Martin-Kniep, Giselle O.; Shubert, Rebecca – Learning Professional, 2017
For over two decades, Giselle O. Martin-Kniep and her colleagues have worked for Learner-Centered Initiatives, a consulting organization based in New York, promoting best practices in curriculum, development, assessment, and leadership. A significant portion of their work is directed toward helping educators attend to and assess students' ability…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Management Development, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Outcomes of Education
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Brown, Frederick; Psencik, Kay – Learning Professional, 2017
Principals who pay attention to their own learning serve as models for others. What principals do every day, how they view and value student and educator learning, how they organize their staff into learning communities, and the designs they support for those teams to learn make a significant difference in the learning of those they serve. In this…
Descriptors: Principals, Role Models, Administrator Behavior, Administrator Education