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Curriculum Are Math Coaches the Answer to Lagging Achievement?
A sizable body of research shows that intensive, one-on-one coaching can improve instructional practice and student achievement more than other professional development offerings for teachers.
Madeline Will, May 5, 2020
8 min read
Recruitment & Retention Leader To Learn From On a Mission to Help Student-Teachers Thrive
Marsha Francis, the program manager of the First STEP program in Georgia’s Fulton County district, has overhauled how the Fulton County, Ga., school system supports teacher-candidates during their clinical experience, by providing carefully selected mentors, professional development, a stipend, and guaranteed placement in the district after graduation.
Madeline Will, February 19, 2020
9 min read
Professional Development Video A Principal’s Guide to Coaching Teachers
The leadership team at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Early College in Denver conducts weekly observations and coaching sessions for every teacher.
Erin Irwin, October 17, 2019
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IT Management Austin CTO Kevin Schwartz Speaks: 5 Ed-Tech Problems and Solutions
The school district tech chief talks about helping educators avoid common mistakes, pumping up usage levels for ed-tech tools, getting tech and curriculum folks to talk to each other, and more.
Kevin Bushweller, October 1, 2019
4 min read
Teaching Profession Opinion Making a List, Checking It Twice
Being an educator in the summer or a consultant all year long leaves a lot of unstructured time. Read on to see how to make sure the necessities get done and downtime is still achieved.
Starr Sackstein, July 15, 2019
3 min read
Professional Development Opinion End of Year Meetings, an Opportunity to Reflect and Promote Growth
Overall, these conversations have been a way to make the end-of-year discussion less about evaluation and more about personal growth and development of professionalism.
Starr Sackstein, May 14, 2019
2 min read
Professional Development Opinion Preservice Teachers Are Our Future, So Let's Prepare Them for It All
How do you help preservice and early-career teachers acclimate into this important profession?
Starr Sackstein, May 12, 2019
4 min read
Professional Development Opinion Developing a Growth Mindset in Our Students
As we continue to build the leaders of the future, we must ensure their own belief in their abilities. This is the only way we can ensure their successful futures and ours.
Starr Sackstein, May 6, 2019
3 min read
Professional Development Opinion Can Familiarity Breed Mediocrity?
As educators, we can't just talk a good game about a growth mindset, we must live it.
Starr Sackstein, May 2, 2019
3 min read
Teaching Opinion Instead of Standardized Testing, Consider Portfolio Assessment
Since learning is so nuanced, so too should be the means in which we assess it. Let's offer students the opportunity to be seen as whole people who can demonstrate different skills and knowledge in a plethora of ways over a period of time.
Starr Sackstein, April 29, 2019
4 min read
Professional Development Opinion Hacking Instructional Design, a Must Read for Any Instructional Leader
As an instructional coach and leader, it is always awesome to have a resource that can sit on your desk and answer so many questions, just from a scan. The chapters are short and readable for even the busiest educator
Starr Sackstein, April 23, 2019
2 min read
Professional Development Opinion Fear, the Kryptonite to Learning
The older we get, the harder it is to make change. Think about the adage, "You can't teach an old dog new tricks." It is ingrained in us that change becomes almost impossible as we age, but that is simply not true.
Starr Sackstein, March 26, 2019
3 min read
Teaching Opinion Deep Thoughts From the Dashboard, a Reflection Revelation
If you're up for it, shoot a short video of yourself either on Periscope or Twitter and share the link below. It's good to meet you all.
Starr Sackstein, March 24, 2019
3 min read