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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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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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Feller, Thomas R., Jr.; Myers, Elizabeth; Smith, Ashley – Learning Professional, 2022
One of the most effective forms of professional learning happens when teachers conduct collaborative inquiry in their own classrooms around difficult and challenging topics -- even topics that are potentially divisive. In this article, the authors describe how they have seen this powerful process at work in their district in Pitt County, North…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Teacher Empowerment, Problem Solving, Teacher Collaboration
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Bailey, James A.; Weiner, Randy – Learning Professional, 2021
Educators are dealing with tremendous amounts of stress, experiencing burnout, and feeling a lack of efficacy, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, racism, and ongoing threats to their autonomy as professionals. Despite their desire to help, school leaders have been caught short on how to provide the support teachers need. It doesn't have to be this way.…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Stress Variables, Leadership Responsibility, Social Support Groups
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Tyra, Serena; Sherman, Brandon; Teemant, Annela – Learning Professional, 2021
Coaches play integral roles in many schools' learning cultures, but they often find their entry into coaching life disorienting and difficult. Educators typically take on the mantle of coach because they were successful as teachers, and they may have limited experiences working with adult learners. For new coaches, having access to the support and…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Elementary School Teachers, Urban Schools, Observation
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Foster, Elizabeth – Learning Professional, 2021
The school principal has long been recognized as a critical driver for school improvement and student success, but new research supported by The Wallace Foundation has found that principals have an even greater impact than previously stated. A synthesis of two decades of studies builds on previous research about how principals impact student…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Effectiveness, Public Schools, Administrator Characteristics
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Nava-Landeros, Imelda; Isken, Jo Ann; Francois, Annamarie – Learning Professional, 2020
The progression of teacher learning from aspiring educator to accomplished practitioner is multifaceted and complex. Selecting a teacher preparation program is a critical point in this journey, but it is by no means the end. Strengthening teacher pipelines requires aligned systems that not only open diverse entry points and provide initial…
Descriptors: Residential Programs, Teacher Education Programs, Urban Schools, Teacher Persistence
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Lachlan-Haché, Lisa; Causey-Konaté, Tammie; Kimmel, Lois; Mizrav, Etai – Learning Professional, 2020
Increasing the racial diversity of the teaching workforce is an urgent priority. Policymakers and educators are advocating for more people of color in teaching and leadership positions. The authors, from the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders (GTL Center), agree racial diversity is paramount for building a more equitable education system. The…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Diversity (Faculty), Teacher Effectiveness, Minority Group Teachers
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Holdheide, Lynn; Lachlan-Haché, Lisa – Learning Professional, 2019
In fall 2016, more than 50% of teachers in Kokomo, Indiana, were leaving the profession within their first three years. Within the district, low-performing schools in particular struggled to retain teachers. The costs of teacher attrition are high for districts. According to a report from the Learning Policy Institute, each teacher who leaves the…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Expertise, Mentors, Teacher Persistence
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Arnett, Thomas – Learning Professional, 2019
Good teaching does not come from mere check-box compliance. Teachers who have real impact with their students continually use their expertise and intuition to evaluate, adapt, and improve how they implement new strategies within their classrooms. New practices rarely make a difference unless teachers engage eagerly and thoughtfully in adopting and…
Descriptors: Motivation Techniques, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Motivation, Blended Learning
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Hargreaves, Andy; O'Connor, Michael T. – Learning Professional, 2019
The four B's framework described in this article grew out of the authors' global study of "collaborative professionalism" (Hargreaves & O'Connor, 2017, 2018). They define collaborative professionalism as ways educators work together with depth, trust, and precision to achieve impact. The authors then set out to study how it manifests…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teacher Collaboration, Professionalism, Teacher Effectiveness
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Arnett, Thomas – Learning Professional, 2019
Meeting students' individual learning needs has never been easy and seems to only become more challenging with the passage of time. Teachers today struggle to keep up with society's expectations. It isn't enough for them to just cover their curriculum. They are expected to differentiate their instruction, address students' social and emotional…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration, Teaching Methods
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Melton, Beth – Learning Professional, 2018
This article describes a project initiated to address the challenges of providing high-quality professional development to teachers in rural schools. Spread over the vast northwest corner of Colorado, where it takes over two hours to drive from one end of the region to the other, the Northwest Colorado Board of Cooperative Educational Services (NW…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Rural Schools, Teacher Evaluation, Communities of Practice
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Noguera, Joaquin; Noguera, Pedro – Learning Professional, 2018
This article describes mutual accountability, an innovative approach to accountability which opens new possibilities for pursuing educational equity for all students. Mutual accountability calls for each stakeholder -- students, teachers, parents, and administrators -- to work collaboratively in pursuit of educational goals. The article presents…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Capacity Building, Accountability, Equal Education
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Foster, Elizabeth – Learning Professional, 2018
Professional learning strategies often rely on the belief that teaching and learning outcomes are best when teachers have a clear understanding of students' thinking. This may seem like common sense -- after all, students are active participants in the learning process, so their thinking impacts the outcome. But does research support the…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Learning Strategies, Misconceptions, Thinking Skills
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