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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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Lin, Joyce; Perry, Ayanna – Learning Professional, 2022
When a new community forms, whether it is an elementary school class or a teacher inquiry group, co-constructing norms or community expectations is often one of the members' first tasks. The authors advocate that norms should be given to (rather than created by) a newly formed community to elevate the different needs, goals, and perspectives of…
Descriptors: Group Dynamics, Norms, Behavior Standards, High School Teachers
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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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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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Foster, Elizabeth – Learning Professional, 2021
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, educators, students, families, and community members are seeking ways to ensure students' needs are met across a range of academic, social, and emotional considerations. They are also looking ahead to the future, recognizing there may be opportunity for innovation after the last 18 months reset expectations for…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Futures (of Society), Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Scheffel, Tara-Lynn; Hives, Lotje – Learning Professional, 2021
Teaching young students requires more than just learning about child development -- it requires understanding children and their experiences. Teacher educators have seen a lack of such authentic understanding among future and current early childhood educators. The authors set out to change that in a bachelor of education degree program in northern…
Descriptors: Young Children, Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Teachers
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Squires, Tiffany M.; LeTendre, Gerald – Learning Professional, 2020
In Penn State's work with aspiring teacher leaders over the last decade, two core strategies have emerged that hold significant promise for fostering teacher leadership: (1) provide teachers with the skills they need to create their own jobs; and (2) provide training and extended (e.g. post-graduate) support in developing ongoing professional…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Leadership Training, Faculty Development, Communities of Practice
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Nordengren, Chase; Guskey, Thomas R. – Learning Professional, 2020
The importance of high-quality evaluation is underscored in Learning Forward's Standards for Professional Learning: Evaluation provides information that supports advocates, professional learning planners, and anyone who wants to know "about the contribution of professional learning to student achievement" (Learning Forward, 2011). Most…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Faculty Development, Academic Achievement, Decision Making
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Rivero, Claire – Learning Professional, 2020
With educators facing conditions never seen before, Student Achievement Partners wanted to better understand what was happening on the ground -- the triumphs, needs, opportunities, and concerns of teachers trying to navigate instruction during the pandemic. A sample of more than 400 survey responses received in March and April 2020, which include…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Responsibility, Curriculum, Internet
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Nishida, Nasue; Hanson, Holli – Learning Professional, 2020
This article describes the Student Perception Project, a two-year opportunity for educators in Washington state to explore student perception surveys and ways the data students provide can inform educator practice. Funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and led by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Foster, Elizabeth – Learning Professional, 2020
Coaching is a popular and promising form of professional learning, with research evidence of its effectiveness for teachers and students. Surprisingly little is known, however, about the current landscape of coaching. To close this knowledge gap, Learning Forward recently partnered with Digital Promise to survey more than 1,000 U.S. educators…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Faculty Development, Faculty Workload, Incidence
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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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Guskey, Thomas R. – Learning Professional, 2020
According to a recent research study, teachers attributed students' performance to their instruction only 15% of the time. Far more frequently, they connected results to student characteristics, particularly students' behavior, effort, or background. It's been long known that individual student characteristics, family background, and neighborhood…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Teacher Influence
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Foster, Elizabeth – Learning Professional, 2019
A recent qualitative study by a team of researchers looked into how grade-level teams of teachers are thinking about causes and strategies based on looking at student performance data. What is interesting in these findings is how infrequently teachers attribute student results to instruction -- just 15% of the time. Teachers in this study were…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Academic Achievement, Teacher Student Relationship, Data Use
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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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