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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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Hamre, Bridget – Learning Professional, 2021
Young children's daily interactions with teachers are critical to the development of their social, cognitive, and self-regulatory skills (Hamre, 2014). But not all young children have access to the types of interactions that matter -- interactions that are warm, supportive, cognitively engaging, and rich in core academic areas such as literacy,…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Interaction, Teacher Student Relationship
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Ford, Kristie; Welling-Riley, Kendra – Learning Professional, 2021
The pursuit of racial equity in public education has a long history in the United States. Inequities persist across all content areas, but are particularly entrenched in STEM subjects. The Detroit Public Schools Community District's Office of Science, where the authors serve as executive director and training and support coordinator, is striving…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Racial Bias, Public Schools, Science Instruction
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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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Foster, Elizabeth – Learning Professional, 2021
Project-based learning is popular with many parents, students, and teachers because of its focus on problem-solving, critical thinking, creativity, and real-world application (Gallup, 2019). It encourages teachers to act as facilitators while students actively engage in teacherand student-posed learning challenges, working alone and in groups on…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Active Learning, Program Effectiveness, High Schools
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Learning Professional, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused enormous stress and trauma for students and educators, exacerbating existing needs for mental health support and underscoring the importance of social and emotional learning. With the new school year on the horizon, it is vital for educators to consider the social and emotional needs of students and staff as some…
Descriptors: Social Emotional Learning, Resistance (Psychology), Teaching Methods, COVID-19
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Pride, Kiffany – Learning Professional, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the longstanding pattern of lower scholastic performance among marginalized groups of students negatively impacted by poverty, disability, and race. The perception among educators and citizens continues to be that practices around equal rights equate to provisions related to equity. In Arkansas, the unknown…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Equal Education, COVID-19, Pandemics
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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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Bouffard, Suzanne – Learning Professional, 2021
At the heart of the most successful pre-K and early elementary programs is professional learning -- and at the heart of the professional learning is coaching. Even though early childhood is a unique period of development, the success of early learning coaches offers valuable lessons for professional learning across grade levels and settings. It…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers
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Marshall, Tanji Reed; Bouffard, Suzanne – Learning Professional, 2021
A historically responsive literacy framework examines teaching strategies and structures that honor the histories, identities, and literary practices of all youth from diverse cultures, and especially those who have been traditionally underserved in schools. The framework builds on other work on culturally responsive and sustaining pedagogies and…
Descriptors: Educational History, Race, Blacks, Equal Education
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Carlson, Liesel – Learning Professional, 2020
In this article, the author describes collaborative work with four teachers through the Lansing School District's participation in a multiyear project to implement and study the effects of the My Teaching Partner-Secondary 1:1 Video Coaching model. The model is a collaborative, individualized coaching program that focuses on effective…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Teacher Student Relationship, Interaction, Teacher Improvement
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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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Reyes, Ruben; Bookmyer, Joanne; O'Hara, Susan; Pita, Debi; Pritchard, Bob – Learning Professional, 2020
What drives many educators is the need to advocate for students for whom the system does not work. Educators need to find ways to close the equity gap for English learners and kids living in poverty, and that means they need to find ways to improve their access to a high-quality education. As a key strategy for building teachers capacity to…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Teaching Methods, Faculty Development, Instructional Effectiveness
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Bouffard, Suzanne; Murray, Liz – Learning Professional, 2020
"School is not a rehearsal for life. School is life," says Mirko Chardin, founding principal of Putnam Avenue Upper School, a public middle school serving a diverse group of 6th-8th graders in Cambridge, Massachusetts. When the school was founded in 2012 as part of a districtwide middle school reorganization, its leaders and staff were…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Middle School Teachers, Self Concept, Student Experience
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Learning Professional, 2020
This article presents a reflection tool--created by The New Teacher Project (TNTP) and Learning Forward--for shifting the cognitive load to students from teachers so that students are actively engaged, use critical thinking, and demonstrate understanding. Coaches, teacher leaders, and other professional learning leaders can use this tool in…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods, Learner Engagement
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