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.
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Teachers invest significant time in coaching collaborations with their peers and districts need to ensure that teachers see a return on investment of their time through refining existing collaborative structures. During the panel discussion, you
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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