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Margolis, Jason; Berg, Jill Harrison – Learning Professional, 2022
A school is much more than a collection of individual classrooms. Fostering a collaborative and learning-oriented culture can improve teachers' and students' success. In model classrooms, teachers who have participated in professional learning open their classroom doors and agree to have others observe as they work to integrate the targeted new…
Descriptors: Models, Coaching (Performance), Faculty Development, Educational Change
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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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Gillespie, Ryan; Kruger, Jennifer S. – Learning Professional, 2022
For teachers and coaches, co-teaching can be exciting, rewarding, and full of powerful learning. It offers teachers supported experiences to apply new knowledge in their own contexts, exemplifying active engagement in job-embedded professional learning. Co-teaching requires the coach and teacher to make continuous, intentional decisions about how…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Coaching (Performance), Team Teaching, Participative Decision Making
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Birkeland, Sarah; Lemons, Richard; Stevenson, Isobel; Villanova, Robert – Learning Professional, 2022
The authors have researched, designed, and engaged in leadership coaching for many years, from many angles and across many district contexts. They have been struck by how rare it is to see a leadership coaching model that clearly aligns with and supports district priorities. To help change that pattern, the authors have distilled the lessons they…
Descriptors: Leadership, Coaching (Performance), Strategic Planning, Leadership Effectiveness
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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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Murrow, Kathryn; Leis, Betsy – Learning Professional, 2022
Although instructional coaches are deeply committed to continuous improvement, they rarely have access to professional learning themselves. Rarer still is differentiated professional learning that meets coaches where they are in their careers and their professional growth. Just as Florida's Orange County Public Schools accentuates the importance…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Coaching (Performance), Public Schools, Individualized Instruction
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Knight, Jim; Faggella-Luby, Michael – Learning Professional, 2022
Data is so deeply woven into the fabric of people's lives that it is next to impossible to imagine what a data-free life would be like. But despite the centrality of data in everyone's personal lives, when people talk about data in schools, their comments are often negative. The authors of this article believe "data" should not be a…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Teacher Effectiveness, Instructional Effectiveness, Data Use
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Psencik, Kay – Learning Professional, 2022
It can be hard for leaders to find inspiration and joy when times are as stressful as they have been in the last two years. Coaching can help principals step back and rediscover their motivation or find new sources of inspiration. Coaching is a powerful approach to assist principals in being leaders of high-performing schools where students and…
Descriptors: Principals, Job Satisfaction, Coaching (Performance), Psychological Patterns
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Bouffard, Suzanne – Learning Professional, 2022
To help coaches grow into their roles, Learning Forward's Coaches Academy provides personalized support to districts and states. Offered both in person and virtually, the Coaches Academy builds coaches' knowledge and capacity through facilitated sessions with an expert coach, collaborative learning communities, tools and strategies tailored to the…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Training, Skill Development, Capacity Building
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Killion, Joellen; Spiller, Jeanne; Kaylor, Brenda – Learning Professional, 2022
The instructional coaches in Kildeer Countryside School District 96 (KCSD 96), outside Chicago, are like tugboats, a key part of a maritime navigation system. Just as tugboats nudge and guide barges and ships that need steering assistance to navigate tricky waters, the coaches in KCSD 96 nudge and guide educators to navigate toward school and…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), School Districts, Navigation, Educational Objectives
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Tredway, Lynda; Simon, Ken; Militello, Matthew – Learning Professional, 2021
Project I4 is a federally funded SEED (Supporting Effective Educator Development) grant, a partnership between East Carolina University and the Institute for Educational Leadership. It is a cohort-based, yearlong professional learning experience aimed at reimagining instructional leadership through an equity lens. Specifically, school leader…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Instructional Leadership, Equal Education, Educational Practices
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Minor, Valerie; McGahey, Suzanne – Learning Professional, 2021
To help grow the capacity of their teachers to maximize the growth of their students, Keller (Texas) Independent School District used video to provide personalized professional learning to teachers across the career continuum, from new teachers to veteran teachers looking to improve their practice. Their decision to use video-based professional…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Coaching (Performance), Faculty Development, Teacher Leadership
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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
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Ortmann, Lisa L.; Brodeur, Katherine; Massey, Susan L. – Learning Professional, 2021
The authors work with practicing teachers learning to become coaches in graduate programs and through professional learning initiatives in multiple school districts. They are also engaged in an ongoing research study of new coach development. Over the last five years, they have observed some common patterns in coaches' learning (Ortmann et. al,…
Descriptors: Barriers, Novices, Coaching (Performance), Professional Development
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Edmond, Carrie; Kmieciak, Rebekah; Mane, Rachel; Taplin, Ashley – Learning Professional, 2021
Social and emotional learning (SEL) skills such as growth mindset and perseverance have always been important for learning mathematics, but educators are not always explicit about how or intentional about integrating them into math classrooms. In the North East Independent School District in San Antonio, Texas, they are working to change that. Two…
Descriptors: Social Emotional Learning, Coaching (Performance), Secondary School Teachers, Self Concept
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