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Professional Learning

Educators must always hone their craft. Discover the many formal and informal professional learning programs and practices keeping teachers at the top of their game.

  • Teacher works with high school student at his desk

    4 Tips for a Successful Self-Contained Classroom

    Co-teachers in a special education classroom focus on building a community of learners with a focus on real-world skills.
    Michelle Murphy, Heather Beam
    242
  • Spanish teacher conducts class remotely from her classroom

    3 Ideas to Help Teachers Thrive This Year

    A national survey provides insights for how teachers can keep improving while teaching in distance and hybrid learning classrooms.
    689
  • 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.
    13.8k
  • 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.
    27.3k
  • 60-Second Strategy: Stand-Up Meetings

    Having staff stand for meetings keeps them quick—15 minutes, max—and efficient.
    93.7k
  • 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.
    28.1k
  • Science teacher works with two students

    A Simple Way to Self-Monitor for Bias

    Teachers concerned that they might be showing bias against students in marginalized groups can use a short checklist for self-assessment.
    2.3k
  • 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.
    67.1k
  • Making Sure Each Child Is Known

    A middle school in Nevada uses a simple strategy to build deeper connections between teachers and students.
    62k
  • Teacher working with high school student

    Good Teaching Is Not Just About the Right Practices

    In a series of interviews with master teachers, a reporter finds that certain intangible qualities matter more than the best tactics.
    4.7k
  • Learning Walks: Structured Observation for Teachers

    Brief visits to several classrooms give teachers a chance to reflect on a variety of practices.
    38.8k
  • Teacher instructing students remotely sitting at her desk in her classroom

    PD That Helps Teachers Improve the Quality of Their Video Instruction

    Tips for planning professional development that supports teachers’ growing skills in using video to enhance students’ learning.
    3.4k
  • Illustration concept showing transitioning from classroom to remote learning

    Revising Your Teaching Philosophy for This Crisis

    For many teachers, their statement of teaching beliefs no longer matches their work. Revisiting and simplifying it can help chart a path forward.
    7.5k
  • Illustration concept for time management

    Strategies for Working Efficiently When Teaching Online

    Teaching in distance and hybrid models is time-consuming, so teachers need to make sure they use their time well.
    2.9k

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