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Rost, Linda; Olson, Melissa; Iqbal, Shazia; Embry, Robyn; Smith, Walter – Learning Professional, 2022
Teachers are uniquely situated to enact best practices for the direct benefit of student learning. However, teachers often lack opportunities to exercise agency, the capacity to "make an impact or exert power." When teachers develop agency, they are better able to implement place-based, relevant lessons for their students. The authors…
Descriptors: International Cooperation, STEM Education, Foreign Countries, Faculty Development
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Katz, Steven; Donohoo, Jenni – Learning Professional, 2022
Although there is a wealth of research about what works in schools for both teachers and leaders, it has been an ongoing challenge to ensure quality implementation of those practices. In this article, the evidence-based practices that the authors are concerned with relate to school leadership, not least of which involves the work that school…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Program Implementation, Program Effectiveness
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Zoller, Kendall; Lahera, Antonia Issa – Learning Professional, 2022
As leadership coaches, Kendall Zoller and Antonia Issa Lahera has worked with diverse groups of students. As they have pursued a path of equity for all students, teachers, families, and communities, they have developed a framework to develop, nurture, and grow collaborative relationships. They call it HeartSpace (Lahera & Zoller, 2021).…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Educational Practices, Faculty Development, Elementary School Teachers
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Bocala, Candice; Holman, RoLesia – Learning Professional, 2022
Professional learning focused on racial equity in schools should transform educators' beliefs and interrupt inequitable outcomes for students. To ensure that it does, professional learning leaders must not only excel at typical facilitation skills -- such as being aware of group dynamics, supporting inquiry, and creating relationships -- but…
Descriptors: Identification (Psychology), Equal Education, Faculty Development, Racial Identification
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Psencik, Kay – Learning Professional, 2022
It can be hard for leaders to find inspiration and joy when times are as stressful as they have been in the last two years. Coaching can help principals step back and rediscover their motivation or find new sources of inspiration. Coaching is a powerful approach to assist principals in being leaders of high-performing schools where students and…
Descriptors: Principals, Job Satisfaction, Coaching (Performance), Psychological Patterns
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Bouffard, Suzanne – Learning Professional, 2022
To help coaches grow into their roles, Learning Forward's Coaches Academy provides personalized support to districts and states. Offered both in person and virtually, the Coaches Academy builds coaches' knowledge and capacity through facilitated sessions with an expert coach, collaborative learning communities, tools and strategies tailored to the…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Training, Skill Development, Capacity Building
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Killion, Joellen; Spiller, Jeanne; Kaylor, Brenda – Learning Professional, 2022
The instructional coaches in Kildeer Countryside School District 96 (KCSD 96), outside Chicago, are like tugboats, a key part of a maritime navigation system. Just as tugboats nudge and guide barges and ships that need steering assistance to navigate tricky waters, the coaches in KCSD 96 nudge and guide educators to navigate toward school and…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), School Districts, Navigation, Educational Objectives
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Fox, Betsy; Gaona, Irma Jean; Wilkinson, Larrisa – Learning Professional, 2021
States and local communities are increasing access to preschool, but there is a significant divide when it comes to the quality of these early learning programs. Education and training requirements for preschool educators vary based on setting and state regulations, and while districts and nonprofits may offer professional learning, effective…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Competencies, School Districts
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Appleby, Josephine; Dillard, Rene – Learning Professional, 2021
Developing early reading skills is important for long-term academic success. Too often, however, young children do not have the foundations of literacy they need. One-third of Tennessee students read on grade level (Tennessee Department of Education, 2021), and in the state's capital city of Nashville, three out of four 3rd graders are not reading…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, At Risk Students, Early Intervention, Toddlers
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Tredway, Lynda; Simon, Ken; Militello, Matthew – Learning Professional, 2021
Project I4 is a federally funded SEED (Supporting Effective Educator Development) grant, a partnership between East Carolina University and the Institute for Educational Leadership. It is a cohort-based, yearlong professional learning experience aimed at reimagining instructional leadership through an equity lens. Specifically, school leader…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Instructional Leadership, Equal Education, Educational Practices
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Minor, Valerie; McGahey, Suzanne – Learning Professional, 2021
To help grow the capacity of their teachers to maximize the growth of their students, Keller (Texas) Independent School District used video to provide personalized professional learning to teachers across the career continuum, from new teachers to veteran teachers looking to improve their practice. Their decision to use video-based professional…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Coaching (Performance), Faculty Development, Teacher Leadership
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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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Marshall, Tanji Reed – Learning Professional, 2021
Test score outcomes continue to be disparate between races. Districts continue to face uneven funding with so-called urban districts receiving less than their so-called suburban counterparts (Morgan & Amerikaner, 2018). Students with diagnosed disabilities, those whose families are experiencing measures of economic distress, and those adding…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Racial Discrimination, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education
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Wright, Brian L. – Learning Professional, 2021
It is a tragic irony that George Floyd Jr., once a brilliant Black boy with dreams to serve on the highest court in the U.S., would grow up to be murdered by a white law enforcement officer who pressed his knee needlessly against Floyd's neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds. What did young George Floyd learn about the justice system? What do young…
Descriptors: African American Students, Males, Police, Police School Relationship
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Teitel, Lee; Antón, Mary – Learning Professional, 2021
Racial equity is a deep-seated value for principals Andrea Steele of Tucson, Arizona, Samuel Etienne of Elizabeth, New Jersey, and Eliza Loyola of Austin, Texas. As they strive to fulfill these values in their schools, each of these principals has found valuable tools and approaches, as well as a supportive virtual network, as they engaged in an…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Racial Discrimination, Educational Change, Educational Improvement
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