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Apodaca, Rosita; Bernstein-Danis, Tabetha; Demartino, Sara – Learning Professional, 2019
Research shows that English learners are too often denied access to complex tasks that address grade-level standards. Teachers have expressed that they believe lack of English proficiency makes complex work impossible or that they fear frustrating students into withdrawal. This article presents how teachers can incorporate students' native…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Teaching Methods, Native Language, Language of Instruction
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Drago-Severson, Eleanor; O'Connor, Christy Joswick; Blum-DeStefano, Jessica – Learning Professional, 2018
Teaming--when done well--can make all the difference. Yet where can teachers and leaders learn how to be effective team members? What common challenges do teams face? And how can a developmental approach help teams thrive? In this article, the authors address the painful challenges many adults encounter when working in teams. They discuss how…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Adults, Leaders, Team Teaching
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Hirsh, Stephanie; Crow, Tracy – Learning Professional, 2017
The learning team cycle as described in "Becoming a Learning Team: A Guide to a Teacher-Led Cycle of Continuous Improvement" by Stephanie Hirsh and Tracy Crow was created to support teams of teachers working on particular lessons and instructional challenges within classrooms. Even as the day-to-day work of classroom teaching continues,…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Academic Achievement, Faculty Development, Cooperative Learning