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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.

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    How to Get a Teaching Job in 2021

    We surveyed administrators, instructional coaches, and career counselors around the country for their insights on applying for teaching jobs this year.
    Nora Fleming
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    3 Ways Experienced Teachers Can Get More Out of Professional Development

    Classroom veterans have different needs for PD than novices—focusing on nuances in the material can make these sessions more productive.
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    Professional Development That’s Relevant Now

    In the midst of a pandemic, staff needs for professional development are different. Here are some ideas for delivering PD that’s on the mark.
    304
  • 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.
    14.4k
  • 60-Second Strategy: Stand-Up Meetings

    Having staff stand for meetings keeps them quick—15 minutes, max—and efficient.
    93.8k
  • 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.
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  • 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.
    34.8k
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    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.
    67.2k
  • Making Sure Each Child Is Known

    A middle school in Nevada uses a simple strategy to build deeper connections between teachers and students.
    62k
  • Learning Walks: Structured Observation for Teachers

    Brief visits to several classrooms give teachers a chance to reflect on a variety of practices.
    38.9k
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    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.
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    How Any High School Science or Math Teacher Can Confidently Tackle Physics

    While the idea of teaching physics without formal training in the subject can be daunting, it can be done with just a little help.
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    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.
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  • An illustration depicting a dyslexia concept

    Unraveling the Myths Around Reading and Dyslexia

    Teachers are seeking new training to understand the brain science around dyslexia, the most commonly reported disability among children.
    16.2k

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