Educators must always hone their craft. Discover the many formal, informal, ongoing, and job-embedded professional-development programs keeping teachers at the top of their game.
- Finding the resources to hire instructional coaches can be tough, but they can play an essential role in spreading great practices throughout a school.
- Brief visits to several classrooms give teachers a chance to reflect on a variety of practices.
- A strong project-based learning culture is built by giving opportunities for teachers to get feedback and support on their project ideas.
- When teachers film themselves in the classroom, it helps them reflect on and improve their teaching practice.
- Teacher candidates at the University of Wyoming Lab School co-teach with veterans to learn about planning, instruction, and assessment.
- PD could be more effective if we differentiated it by gauging teachers' readiness, utilizing their interests, involving them in the process, and providing continual assessment opportunities.
- Teachers encourage student-centered learning by allowing students to share in decisions, believing in their capacity to lead, and remembering how it feels to learn.