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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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Carson, Cynthia D.; Callard, Cynthia; Gillespie, Ryan; Choppin, Jeffrey; Amadour, Julie M. – Learning Professional, 2019
Coaching is an increasingly popular and promising method of professional learning, but unfortunately, many teachers do not have access to high-quality coaching due to geographic and financial constraints. Technology offers an opportunity to increase access to coaching, especially for educators in isolated rural areas. Research shows video is…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Rural Education, Teacher Education, Video Technology
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Orange, Tonikiaa; Isken, Jo Ann; Green, Amber; Parachini, Nancy; Francois, Annamarie – Learning Professional, 2019
Seeing a need to develop the attitudes, knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to think deeply about and work effectively with diverse student populations. These authors developed a coaching framework with an explicit focus on equity to provide a high-powered lens to zoom in on a practice and deconstruct it for the purpose of disrupting and…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Equal Education, Faculty Development, Classroom Techniques
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Chapman, Sue; Mitchell, Mary – Learning Professional, 2019
Focused reflection is teacher directed professional learning that uses ongoing formative assessment aligned with research-based instructional practices and standards. It allows teachers to operate as researchers and hold themselves accountable for what they are teaching and what students are learning. This article provides a table that outlines…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Reflection, Planning, Mathematics Instruction
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Psencik, Kay; Mitrani, Valerie; Coleman, Ramona – Learning Professional, 2019
Effective coaches make time for their own learning. As they systematically engage in professional learning, they develop and deepen their knowledge in areas including the Standards for Professional Learning (Learning Forward, 2011), adult learning principles, and research-based instructional practices. This ongoing learning process doesn't happen…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Professional Development, School Districts, Teacher Leadership
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Banuelos, Noelle V.; Doerfel, Mariel K.; Stoffel, Rachael E. – Learning Professional, 2019
For nearly 15 years, Child360 (formerly Los Angeles Universal Preschool) has offered coaching services to early childhood education providers who serve children up to age 5 in public centers and family based childcare homes. These coaching services give educators the support they need to ensure their programs are places where children are happy…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Models
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Pierce, Jennifer D.; Irby, Melissa; Weber-Mayrer, Melissa – Learning Professional, 2019
These three authors have led and studied coaching across diverse settings and with educators at multiple levels, from classroom teachers to district and state leaders, and have observed that the need for a more strategic approach is a common theme. They draw on implementation science research to describe how to improve coaching across educational…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Program Implementation, Educational Improvement, Competence
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Knight, Jim – Learning Professional, 2019
Engagement is an essential part of a meaningful life, no less so for students than for adults. Students who are in healthy relationships are engaged by their friends and family. Students who are productive learners engage in learning activities. Most important, students who stay in school do so because they are engaged. Coaches should play a role…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Learner Engagement, Teacher Improvement, Student Behavior
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Holdheide, Lynn; Lachlan-Haché, Lisa – Learning Professional, 2019
In fall 2016, more than 50% of teachers in Kokomo, Indiana, were leaving the profession within their first three years. Within the district, low-performing schools in particular struggled to retain teachers. The costs of teacher attrition are high for districts. According to a report from the Learning Policy Institute, each teacher who leaves the…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Expertise, Mentors, Teacher Persistence
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George, Melinda; Morgan, Nick; Foster, Elizabeth – Learning Professional, 2019
Many education stakeholders might grapple with some of these challenges in designing a new way to drive positive change in public education policy: (1) Implementing strategies that appear to hold promise but have never been scaled; (2) Maintaining the integrity of research-based interventions while addressing the need for contextual adaptation…
Descriptors: Networks, Educational Improvement, Science Instruction, Instructional Materials
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Murray, Liz – Learning Professional, 2019
Transitions are a part of life for all students, but particularly for students at Phoenix Charter Academy in Massachusetts. Phoenix students have persevered and shown resilience through challenges in school and in their personal lives that many of us cannot imagine. Students come to Phoenix with a wealth of strengths and assets, from strong work…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Learner Engagement, Charter Schools, Coaching (Performance)
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Blank, Rolf K.; Moulding, Brett – Learning Professional, 2019
Since 2013, a majority of states have been working to implement new standards for K-12 science education that are based on the National Research Council's framework for science education and the Next Generation Science Standards. The new science standards emphasize deeper understanding of content in relation to practices and a three-dimensional…
Descriptors: State Standards, Elementary Secondary Education, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Westfall, Jeanette – Learning Professional, 2019
In 2015, Liberty, (Missouri) Public Schools was updating resources for several content areas. Content consultant Diana Laufenberg, executive director of Inquiry Schools, had been working with secondary teachers to study options for the best and most current instructional practices in social studies. As teachers considered using online resources…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Faculty Development, Instructional Materials, Educational Technology
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