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Professional Learning

Discover formal and informal professional learning programs and practices that will keep you at the top of your teaching game.

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  • Supporting Teachers in Implementing Professional Learning

    A look at some ways schools and districts can provide ongoing support as teachers use new strategies in the classroom.
    Michelle Blanchet
  • Candidate interviewing for a job in an office

    11 Questions You’ll Be Asked at a Teaching Interview

    Commonly asked interview questions you can anticipate—plus tips and links to resources you can tap as you polish your answers.
  • 60-Second Strategy: Stand-Up Meetings

    Having staff stand for meetings keeps them quick—15 minutes, max—and efficient.
  • Making Sure Each Child Is Known

    A middle school in Nevada uses a simple strategy to build deeper connections between teachers and students.
  • A teacher hugs her student.

    The Power of Being Seen

    How well do you know your students? In a Nevada school, a simple strategy pushes teachers to look beyond the lessons.
  • How School Leaders Can Pave the Way for Productive Use of AI

    Leveraging technology to advance teaching and learning promotes a culture of inquiry at school.
  • Integrating Technology Into Collaborative Professional Learning

    Incorporating digital collaboration into PD gives teachers a model to replicate when setting up tech activities for students.
  • Setting Up Meetings to Empower Teachers

    Meetings can feel useful and productive when teachers have time to focus on solutions and interact with new resources.
  • A Teacher Appreciation Week for the Ages

    When schools abruptly closed due to Covid-19, teachers figured out how to make remote learning work. This week, as the nation expresses its gratitude, we recap the emotional journey.
  • Learning Walks: Structured Observation for Teachers

    Brief visits to several classrooms give teachers a chance to reflect on a variety of practices.
  • How and Why to Become a National Board Certified Teacher

    Through a four-step process, teachers can obtain a certification that promotes job security and demonstrates self-efficacy.
  • Group of teachers meet in a classroom

    Building a Culture that Respects Teachers and Reduces Stress

    When teachers are given time to work closely with other teachers, and have achievable goals—school culture thrives.
  • 14 Essential Reads for New Teachers

    We asked educators in our community to share the most important books they’d recommend to the next generation of teachers. Here are their top picks.
  • School Leaders Who Are Polar Opposites Can Still Collaborate Effectively

    A strong working relationship is critical when assistant principals have very different personalities.

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