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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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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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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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Roberts, Sharon – Learning Professional, 2020
Across the U.S., educators face a common challenge: How can we help all students become strong readers and writers? In the author's state of Tennessee, many educators believe they have a reading crisis. Two-thirds of 3rd graders do not read and write on grade level as measured by the statewide assessment (Tennessee Department of Education, 2019a).…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Writing Instruction, Reading Achievement, Writing Achievement
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Guilott, Maria C.; Wigby, Karen; Owen, Leslie Ann; Parker, Gaylynn – Learning Professional, 2020
A dilemma for teachers at all levels is planning for transfer of learning, or students' long-term retention. Transfer of learning takes time, a precious commodity for teachers bound by a tight schedule. Unfortunately, transfer often gets lost in the day-to-day realities of schools, including testing requirements. One way for the teacher to make…
Descriptors: Transfer of Training, Retention (Psychology), Teaching Methods, Goal Orientation
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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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Gleason, Sonia Caus; Berg, Jill Harrison – Learning Professional, 2020
When COVID-19 appeared on international radar this year and began its march around the globe, it revealed to any who might have previously denied it that the work to eliminate educational inequities is far from done. During this pandemic, more than ever, many educators are keeping these inequities top of mind. Rather than move online with what…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Disease Control, Epidemiology, Public Health
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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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Fuentes, Sarah Quebec; Jimerson, Jo Beth – Learning Professional, 2019
At the heart of effective school leadership are robust instructional leadership practices. An emphasis on instructional leadership is neither new nor simple. The authors spent the last several years talking with teachers, school leaders, and content experts about how they engage in instructional leadership and the challenges with which they…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Leadership Responsibility, Teaching Methods, Teacher Distribution
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Toth, Michael D. – Learning Professional, 2019
A pedagogical model called student-led academic teaming takes a different approach to personalizing instruction and meeting the multifaceted needs of each student without increasing teacher fatigue and burnout. With student-led academic teaming, students take increased ownership and accountability for their own and their peers' learning, relieving…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teamwork, Teacher Burnout, Student Participation
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Fisher, Douglas; Frey, Nancy; Almarode, John – Learning Professional, 2019
How might the work of professional learning communities (PLCs) focus on the changes necessary to ensure that "all" students are engaged, inspired, and successful? The authors of this article developed five discussion questions that they believe allow educator teams to put equity front and center in their collaborative conversations…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Teacher Collaboration, Equal Education, Teaching Methods
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Leshnick, Sengsouvanh; Allen, Jackie Statum; Berman, Daniela – Learning Professional, 2019
While a good amount is known in education research about approaches to individualized learning (e.g. differentiated instruction, personalized learning plans), little is known about the scope and scale of efforts to individualize learning in the Bush Foundation's region of focus. To support its learning and future investments, the Bush Foundation…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Teaching Methods, Learning Strategies, Educational Practices
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