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It's Time to Restructure Teacher Professional Development

Following a concerning report on the state of teacher professional development, Mike Schmoker explores how to transform the practice. (October 20, 2015)

Spotlight on Professional Development (2015)

In this Spotlight, learn how districts are using the talents of teachers in meaningful leadership roles and supporting teachers in sharing their expertise.

Spotlight on Persistence and Motivation

In this Spotlight, discover the benefits and challenges of leveraging non-cognitive factors in classrooms, read commentary on fostering student engagement and inspiring lifelong learners, and reconsider common stigmas of student failure.

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Teacher Evaluation: An Issue Overview
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Teacher Beat Blog

11/25 01:06 pm | Talk of a Teachers' Strike in Chicago Gets Real | Chicago's teachers' union is making noises about a possible strike next year.

Teaching Ahead Blog

10/18 09:24 pm | Solving Teacher Shortages: A Comprehensive Approach | To combat teaching shortages and advance the teaching profession will require effort across multiple levels of government, William Hayes and Sharif El-Mekki writes.

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Commentary Collection: Perspectives on TFA in its 20th Year
In its two decades, Teach For America has dispatched more than 20,000 young teachers to work in some of America's poorest schools and communities.

PD Directory

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New data from the RAND Corp. tracks teachers' PD needs, with a focus on topics connected to the common core.
September 28, 2015 - Education Week
The closely watched California district recently launched a "myPD" platform to help teachers select their own training paths.
September 28, 2015 - Education Week
A pilot professional-development program funded by the National Science Foundation introduces elementary school teachers to a method of advanced problem-solving.
September 28, 2015 - Education Week
A number of new PD initiatives aim to help teachers elicit more complex responses and interpretations from students.
September 28, 2015 - Education Week
Key sources of common-core related PD, online lesson sites for teachers come with fine-print complexities.
September 28, 2015 - Education Week
As platforms evolve, more school districts are using video in professional development to boost teacher collaboration and refine classroom practice.
September 28, 2015 - Education Week
Educators say the social media platform offers immediacy and practicality often missing from school PD programs.
September 28, 2015 - Education Week
An initiative in the nation's capital aims to give select teachers more time to work with colleagues.
September 28, 2015 - Education Week
Kathryn Parker Boudett, co-author of Meeting Wise: Making the Most of Collaborative Time for Educators, offers ideas on what makes school-based meetings work well—and why they often don't.
September 28, 2015 - Education Week
Christina Berchini says that teachers should use their own childhood experiences of bullying to inform their responses to situations playing out in their classrooms.
September 23, 2015 - Teacher

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