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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
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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
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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
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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 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