Coaching Teachers

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Classroom Technology AI Can Coach Teachers. Here's How It Works
Feedback from an artificial intelligence tool helped teachers in a college class improve their practice, a new study shows.
Sarah Schwartz, June 14, 2023
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Recruitment & Retention How to Support New Teachers So They Stay—and Thrive
Job interviews that highlight schools' strengths, looking at teacher applicants' assets, and giving new hires layers of support all matter.
Madeline Will, June 2, 2023
4 min read
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Professional Development Q&A Can AI Do Teacher Observations and Deliver PD? In Some Schools, It Already Does
A school district in Washington state is trying out an artificial-intelligence-powered instructional coach.
Lauraine Langreo, May 10, 2023
4 min read
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Professional Development What Works—and What Doesn't—in Teacher PD
PD frequently misses the mark. But researchers have learned how to make it count for teachers—and some of their tips are low cost.
Madeline Will, October 25, 2022
7 min read
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Equity & Diversity In a State With an Anti-CRT Law, a New Initiative Seeks to Coach Schools on Equity
Seventy-four Kentucky districts are scheduled to begin coaching sessions next month as part of the pioneering program.
Eesha Pendharkar, August 24, 2022
5 min read
Professional Development Opinion How Video Has Improved Instructional Coaching
Letting teachers see inside each other’s classrooms and practices has helped teacher development and school culture.
Sharon Boothe, June 21, 2022
3 min read
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School & District Management Opinion Principals: Supporting Your Teachers Doesn't Have to Be Such Hard Work
Principals can show teachers they care by something as simple as a visit to their classrooms or a pat on the back.
Larry Ferlazzo, May 24, 2022
12 min read
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School & District Management What the Research Says How Principals Can Boost Effectiveness of Instructional Coaches
Instructional coaches are not substitute teachers or administrative clerks, a study says, and they shouldn't be deployed that way.
Sarah D. Sparks, May 3, 2022
3 min read
Maria Lopez teaches a 4th-grade bilingual reading class at Jack Lowe Sr. Elementary School in Dallas.
Maria Lopez teaches a 4th-grade bilingual reading class at Jack Lowe Sr. Elementary School in Dallas.
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Teaching Schools Want to ‘Accelerate’ Student Learning. Here’s What That Means
Classrooms provide a glimpse into how the strategy works. But acceleration also requires shifts in district priorities.
Sarah Schwartz, March 22, 2022
12 min read
Professional Development Quiz How Much Do You Know About Instructional Coaching?
Answer 7 questions to see how much you know about instructional coaching.
November 29, 2021
Professional Development Online Summit What's Next for Professional Development: An Overview for Principals
Join fellow educators and administrators in this discussion on professional development for principals and administrators.
November 18, 2021
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Teaching Profession Opinion Advice to New Teachers From a 20-Year Veteran
These seven lessons are especially important during the pandemic, and they will continue to serve you through the rest of your teaching career.
Stephen Guerriero, October 19, 2021
4 min read
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Professional Development Opinion How Can Coaches Use a Cycle of Inquiry to Establish Themselves and Help Others?
A cycle of inquiry can both help coaches establish themselves and help those they coach develop areas of improvement.
Peter DeWitt, May 9, 2021
10 min read
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Teaching Opinion Teachers 'Need a Whole Board of Advisers'
Four teachers share recommendations about who they should turn to for advice, including students and colleagues they respect.
Larry Ferlazzo, May 4, 2021
9 min read