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Skiffington, Ashly – Learning Professional, 2022
At the start of the 2020-21 school year, six months after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic changed the lives of everyone, the author and the other instructional coaches in her district were temporarily reassigned to virtual teaching positions. In this article, the author shares what she learned about the kinds of support teachers need and how…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Faculty Development, Web Based Instruction, Distance Education
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Wells, Karye; Foster, Elizabeth – Learning Professional, 2022
Two years after the onset of the pandemic, COVID-19 continues to take a toll on educators' morale and well-being. The need to strengthen relationships between educators and students is growing. The MyTeachingPartner-Secondary (MTP-S) program, which is a strengths-based coaching program for middle and high school teachers, helps educators respond…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), COVID-19, Pandemics, Middle School Teachers
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Appleby, Josephine; Dillard, Rene – Learning Professional, 2021
Developing early reading skills is important for long-term academic success. Too often, however, young children do not have the foundations of literacy they need. One-third of Tennessee students read on grade level (Tennessee Department of Education, 2021), and in the state's capital city of Nashville, three out of four 3rd graders are not reading…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, At Risk Students, Early Intervention, Toddlers
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Marshall, Tanji Reed – Learning Professional, 2021
Test score outcomes continue to be disparate between races. Districts continue to face uneven funding with so-called urban districts receiving less than their so-called suburban counterparts (Morgan & Amerikaner, 2018). Students with diagnosed disabilities, those whose families are experiencing measures of economic distress, and those adding…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Racial Discrimination, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education
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Foster, Elizabeth – Learning Professional, 2021
Acting to dismantle structural racial inequities begins with identifying and clearly naming the challenges being faced. Data play a powerful role in this process. Several recent publications synthesize data sources, research findings, and expert recommendations to inform and guide equity improvement efforts. A five-part "Statement of the…
Descriptors: Data Use, Equal Education, Racial Discrimination, Data Analysis
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Sovo, Casey; Berg, Jill Harrison – Learning Professional, 2021
Within weeks of school building closings in spring 2020, it became clear to many educators that the fear and isolation experienced by students and educators would force changes to schooling in ways that will reverberate for a long time to come. Many educators were particularly concerned about students and communities of color that were already…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian Students, School Closing, COVID-19
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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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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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Swanson, Lorilei; Beaty, Julia; Patel, Laurann Gallitto – Learning Professional, 2021
The need for social and emotional learning (SEL) has increased since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Unprecedented school closings have led to social isolation, illness, and economic hardship -- exacerbating anxiety -- and reopening plans continue to cause uncertainty and stress. These factors heighten the urgency to equip educators and school…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Social Emotional Learning, Elementary School Students
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Lewis, Melanie; McNamara, Katie – Learning Professional, 2021
School administrators often seek out personnel to facilitate embedded professional learning, usually by asking a skilled classroom teacher to serve as an instructional coach, curriculum specialist, or teacher on special assignment. One source administrators do not often consider is a certified school librarian, but these professionals are ready…
Descriptors: Librarians, Certification, Role, Professional Development
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Adams, David – Learning Professional, 2021
As CEO of the Urban Assembly, a nonprofit organization that oversees a network of 23 student-centered schools in New York City, David Adams knows what it takes for students to succeed not only in school but in the real world. Before serving as CEO at the Urban Assembly, Adams was the organization's director of social-emotional learning and created…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Community Involvement, Social Emotional Learning
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Ahn, Jennifer; Shafer, Elizabeth – Learning Professional, 2021
As schools grapple with the daunting challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, some leaders are galvanizing their staff to maintain focus on instruction, while others are overwhelmed by the operational logistics of constant change. What makes the difference? And what types of support can help struggling leaders to thrive despite the challenges? Through…
Descriptors: School Districts, Educational Practices, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Cameli, Sandy – Learning Professional, 2021
When the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted in-person education in spring 2020, learning leaders urgently needed collaborative professional learning -- to take deep breaths, reflect on how to shift their practices, and support one another emotionally and logistically to survive and eventually thrive in this unfamiliar learning environment. However, many…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Coaching (Performance), Mentors, Teacher Leadership
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