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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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  • Sharing Resources With Your School Community and Beyond

    By creating helpful digital resources, teachers can forge strong bonds of trust with students, parents, and colleagues both near and far.
    Vivian Hernandez
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    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.
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  • End-of-Year Conversations Solidify Teachers’ Learning

    With structured discussions, educators can share wisdom gained in a turbulent year—and be better prepared for the coming one.
    1.3k
  • Recognizing When It's Time for a Change

    From switching schools to pursuing new opportunities in the district, teachers can make changes to address their burnout, writes a teacher career coach.
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  • Summer 2021 Reads for Teachers

    These aren’t exactly beach reads, but they’ll be useful when teachers want to reflect on the past year—and plan for the future.
    3k
  • 60-Second Strategy: Stand-Up Meetings

    Having staff stand for meetings keeps them quick—15 minutes, max—and efficient.
    93.8k
  • 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.
    47k
  • 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.
    27.5k
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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.
    67.3k
  • Making Sure Each Child Is Known

    A middle school in Nevada uses a simple strategy to build deeper connections between teachers and students.
    62k
  • Opening the Door to Professional Learning

    The pineapple chart is a way for teachers to invite colleagues into their room to observe lessons for meaningful and affirming collaboration.
    571
  • Learning Walks: Structured Observation for Teachers

    Brief visits to several classrooms give teachers a chance to reflect on a variety of practices.
    38.9k
  • How to Go Beyond Seat Time in Professional Development

    When teachers have opportunities to earn renewal credits through self-directed PD, they often find the learning more engaging.
    416
  • Illustration concept of woman going through the hiring process

    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.
    2.1k

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