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Foster, Elizabeth – Learning Professional, 2019
A recent qualitative study by a team of researchers looked into how grade-level teams of teachers are thinking about causes and strategies based on looking at student performance data. What is interesting in these findings is how infrequently teachers attribute student results to instruction -- just 15% of the time. Teachers in this study were…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Academic Achievement, Teacher Student Relationship, Data Use
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Curcio, Rachelle; Ascetta, Kate – Learning Professional, 2019
University-school partnerships can be a powerful mechanism for educator professional learning, but they have varying degrees of success. In South Carolina's School District 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties, superintendent Christina Melton wanted to make sure her district's partnership with the University of South Carolina would strategically…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, School Districts, Goal Orientation, Faculty Development
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Avins, Jeremy; Huttner, Nathan; Miller, Sherrill C. – Learning Professional, 2019
In 2016, the Wake County Public School System in North Carolina, the nation's 15th-largest school district, confronted two dilemmas common in U.S. education. First, a quality review had revealed weaknesses in its literacy curriculum. Although curriculum can have profound effects on student learning, not all curricula are rigorous and engaging…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Literacy Education, Public Schools, Language Arts
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Bishop, Beth; Breitenbucher, Amy; Sims, Andrea Lang; Montez, Stephanie; Swinehart-Arbogast, Christel – Learning Professional, 2019
The role of principal can be a very lonely one but when they engage in collaboration and collective inquiry, they can move their teachers and students forward. This article describes how five principals from five different elementary schools in Mesa Arizona came together to tackle some common challenges and strengthen their schools individually…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Communities of Practice, Principals, Public Schools
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Hargreaves, Andy; O'Connor, Michael T. – Learning Professional, 2019
The four B's framework described in this article grew out of the authors' global study of "collaborative professionalism" (Hargreaves & O'Connor, 2017, 2018). They define collaborative professionalism as ways educators work together with depth, trust, and precision to achieve impact. The authors then set out to study how it manifests…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teacher Collaboration, Professionalism, Teacher Effectiveness
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Stoisch, Elizabeth Leisy; Forman, Michelle L.; Bocala, Candice – Learning Professional, 2019
More than a decade of research suggests that improving the quality of instruction and student learning requires leaders to set a vision for instruction, promote teacher learning around that vision, and foster organizational conditions for teacher collaboration and growth (Louis, Dretzke, & Wahlstrom, 2010). Yet designing professional learning…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Teacher Collaboration, Faculty Development, Instructional Leadership
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Levine, Thomas H. – Learning Professional, 2019
Research supports the contention that professional learning communities (PLCs) are a "path to change in the classroom" (DuFour, 1997). Teachers treading this path, however, can encounter obstacles or plateau as a result of five common challenges: incoherence, insularity, unequal participation, congeniality, and privacy. Fortunately,…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Faculty Development, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Reflection
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Jacobi, Julie A.; Stults, Sarah E.; Shefner, Rachel; Lange, Karin E.; Abraham, Nayantara S.; Deiger, Megan – Learning Professional, 2019
Policymakers and the public are increasingly asking educators to approach instruction from a STEM perspective, integrating science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to prepare students for future careers. At the same time, administrators are directing teachers to make learning more communal and student-driven, emulating the workforce…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, STEM Education, Public School Teachers, Urban Schools
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Savitz-Romer, Mandy – Learning Professional, 2019
Too often, leaders overlook valuable human capital in their schools and miss the opportunity to develop them so that the school and its students can reach their full potential. This is particularly true for a highly qualified but underused group of professionals: school counselors. School counselors are uniquely positioned to support students'…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Strategic Planning, Counselor Training, Professional Development
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Berg, Jill Harrison – Learning Professional, 2019
While many schools are experimenting with new fads and formulas in an effort to ensure that all students receive what they need to be successful, others have begun to look anew at the resources they already have: teachers. Each teacher brings a unique combination of knowledge, skills, experiences, passions, and talents to his or her school, just…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Leadership Training, Faculty Development, Program Content
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Goldenberg, Lauren B.; Wanta, Violet; Fletcher, Andrew – Learning Professional, 2019
Early literacy is the foundation of academic success and predicts outcomes far beyond elementary school. So when only 30% of 3rd graders in New York City public schools scored proficient on the state test in 2014, district leaders began targeting improvements in literacy instruction in grades K-2. In 2016, the New York City Department of Education…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Grade 3, Elementary School Students, Kindergarten
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Killion, Joellen – Learning Professional, 2019
Coaches make hundreds, if not thousands, of decisions that affect the daily work of teaching and learning. These decisions are not arbitrary; they are guided by the mental models coaches hold. Mental models are comprised of assumptions, beliefs, and generalizations, and they shape how people see the world and act in it. Coaches' mental models are…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Schemata (Cognition), Metacognition, Decision Making
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Flowers, Jody A. – Learning Professional, 2019
Professional athletes spend hours honing their skills through video analysis; attorneys video themselves practicing opening arguments or coaching clients; plumbers, mechanics, and electricians video their craft to demonstrate their work. It could be argued that teachers' interactions have more long-term impact than any other professional skill,…
Descriptors: Teacher Motivation, Video Technology, Classroom Observation Techniques, Coaching (Performance)
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Stickle, Laura; Bailey, Rebecca; Brion-Meisels, Gretchen; Jones, Stephanie M. – Learning Professional, 2019
As research on the benefits of social and emotional learning (SEL) continues to grow, schools across the country are using formal SEL curricula to boost students' skills. Such curricula have benefits for students' social, emotional, behavioral, and academic outcomes, and the effects can last for up to three years post-intervention. Yet, as with…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Social Development, Emotional Development, Teaching Methods
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Foster, Elizabeth – Learning Professional, 2019
In March 2019, Learning Forward's Stephanie Hirsh interviewed Robert Pianta, who developed the evidence-based MyTeachingPartner 1:1 Video Coaching program (MTP). MTP is one of the few coaching models that meets the evidence requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), based on studies of its effectiveness and efficacy. Rigorous research…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Coaching (Performance), Program Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education
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