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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.

  • 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.
    Michele Myers
  • 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.
  • ‘Managing Up’: 4 Ways to Help Your Administrator Help You

    When teachers keep the lines of communication open and align their needs with their supervisor’s goals for the school, everyone wins.
    460
  • 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.
    14.5k
  • 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.
    27.5k
  • 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.
    38.9k
  • Elementary teacher works on a math assignment with children during circle time

    When Teachers Overcome Math Anxiety, Students Benefit

    To prevent the rise of math anxiety in elementary students, teachers need confidence in their own conceptual understanding of the subject.
    1k
  • 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.
    67.3k
  • 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.
    1.4k
  • 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
  • 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.
    4.8k
  • 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.
    2.6k

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