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Wanless, Shannon; Winters, Dana – Learning Professional, 2018
Research indicates that creating a psychologically safe school climate matters for adult learning in the same way it matters for children's learning. School leaders can help teachers feel safe to take risks, share differing opinions, and be vulnerable in front of peers before and during professional learning activities. An example of why…
Descriptors: Security (Psychology), Educational Environment, Adult Learning, Faculty Development
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Lewis, Katie D.; Novak, Angela M.; Weber, Christine L. – Learning Professional, 2018
In the process of choosing and designing professional learning, the needs of some students tend to get overlooked. Due to lack of federal legislation and requirements, gifted students are often forgotten by the educational system at large, and district professional development catalogs omit an ongoing understanding of this population. The needs of…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Minority Group Students, Case Studies, Student Diversity
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Davis, Jan – Learning Professional, 2018
The Anchorage (Alaska) School District has been committed to social and emotional learning (SEL) for the last 30 years. The district achieves SEL in three ways: (1) Climate: Creating a safe andrespectful learning environment; (2) Direct instruction: Using a variety of programs to deliberately teach the SEL skills students need to be successful…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, School Districts, Educational Environment
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Gabriel, Rachael – Learning Professional, 2018
Classroom observations and the feedback they generate have great potential to support educator development, especially when compared with other components of teacher evaluation systems. Challenges to observation include: (1) The dual foci of teacher evaluation (accountability and development) cannot be addressed simultaneously; (2) Excellent…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Scoring Rubrics, Observation, Feedback (Response)
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Yoder, Nick; Nolan, Liz – Learning Professional, 2018
Many teachers and administrators recognize the importance of social and emotional development for student success but do not feel that they have the time or tools to support social and emotional learning (SEL). The American Institutes for Research developed the "Social and Emotional Learning Coaching Toolkit: Keeping SEL at the Center"…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Teaching Methods, Scoring Rubrics
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Markowitz, Nancy; Thowdis, Wendy; Gallagher, Michael – Learning Professional, 2018
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is critical to the success of students of all ages--and for educators across all stages of the career continuum. Because SEL skills take time to develop and mature, they should be part of the content addressed in teacher preparation programs, beginning teacher support, and ongoing teacher professional learning.…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Teacher Education Programs, Faculty Development
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Foster, Elizabeth – Learning Professional, 2018
The meta-analysis addressed three research questions: (1) What is the causal effect of teacher coaching programs on classroom instruction and student achievement?; (2) Are specific coaching program design elements associated with larger effects?; and (3) Do changes in teacher practice from coaching programs translate into improvements in student…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Educational Practices, Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education
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Sharratt, Lyn; Planche, Beate – Learning Professional, 2018
Skilled collaborative leaders are in high demand in schools, school systems, and districts worldwide. The success of schools as learning organizations hinges on how well people can work together as they seek to build collective capacity and problem solve to improve student outcomes. Collaborative learning has now emerged as the vital strategy for…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Inquiry, Capacity Building, Problem Solving
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Drago-Severson, Eleanor; Blum-Destefano, Jessica – Learning Professional, 2018
In this article, the authors highlight key elements of their new model for developing educators' capacities, as well as key takeaways about the potential of supporting adult development. Focusing on the five elements -- Theory, Culture, Pillar Practices, Feedback, and Sustainability -- of their developmental model for building capacity can foster…
Descriptors: Models, Capacity Building, Faculty Development, Sustainability
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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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Brissenden-Smith, Kaytie; Moreno, Ana; Peloquin, Lisa; Radiloff, Judy; Wachtel, Jenna – Learning Professional, 2018
How can teachers move from working in isolation within ineffective systems to building thriving, collaborative teaching environments in which they are supported and inspired to work with their colleagues in communities focused on mutual professional growth? In the authors' work as early learning instructional coaches, they have witnessed the ways…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Coaching (Performance), Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten
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Garland, Allison – Learning Professional, 2018
After 12 years as a building administrator, the author became Executive Director of School Leadership in Littleton Elementary School District #65, Avondale, Arizona. The district created this position to focus on the professional and personal growth of building leaders while ensuring district initiatives were implemented with fidelity. The…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Principals, School Districts, Administrator Responsibility
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Spero, Ken – Learning Professional, 2018
Computer simulations can provide essential practice at making a wide range of decisions facing education leaders, filling gaps in experience with relevant virtual on-the-job training. Simulations can help administrators prepare for difficult conversations about students in crisis, racial tensions, teacher evaluations, and other sensitive topics.…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Decision Making
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Psencik, Kay; Brown, Frederick – Learning Professional, 2018
This article describes a learning partnership between district or county leaders and school leaders to create a system of principal professional learning that came to life in principal learning communities across a district or multiple-district region. For more than a decade, Learning Forward has engaged with district-level leaders as learning…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Cooperation, Principals, Administrators
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Ermeling, Bradley A. – Learning Professional, 2018
This article explains how principals and leadership teams have used a pivotal segments approach to overcome problems of time limitations and other barriers and create more meaningful teaching and learning opportunities. To leverage the power of pivotal segments, teams begin by establishing clear goals for student learning and the sequence or…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Principals, Academic Achievement, English Teachers
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