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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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  • Two teachers have discussion in classroom at school

    A Solid Foundation for a Mentoring Relationship

    Setting up an agreement that covers how a mentor and mentee will work together can help both get the most out of their collaboration.
    Amie Weinberg
    314
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
    58.7k
  • 60-Second Strategy: Stand-Up Meetings

    Having staff stand for meetings keeps them quick—15 minutes, max—and efficient.
    93.9k
  • 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
  • Illustration hero of person wearing headphones listening to podcasts

    13 Educator-Approved Podcasts to Listen to This Year

    Our readers share with us some of their favorite podcasts on teaching, work-life balance, and well-being.
    1.6k
  • 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.
    14.9k
  • Woman looking at Ted Talk on her phone

    6 Must-Watch TEDx Talks to Kick Off the School Year

    In less than 20 minutes each, these six brilliant TEDx Talks explore topics like chronic exhaustion, cultural identity, and emotional intelligence, among others.
    4.2k
  • Elementary school teacher teaching students in classroom

    Using Classroom Video to Improve Your Teaching

    Reflecting on and learning from captured moments in the classroom can be a powerful form of professional learning.
    266
  • Making Sure Each Child Is Known

    A middle school in Nevada uses a simple strategy to build deeper connections between teachers and students.
    62k
  • Using Cognitive Science to Boost Learning

    Especially now, after a difficult year, strategies rooted in the science of learning can help middle and high school students more effectively retain what they’re learning.
    635
  • 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.
    67.6k
  • 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
  • Teachers meeting in classroom

    Teachers Need More Relevant PD Options

    School leaders can set up professional development that takes teachers’ diverse needs into account and empowers them to support students.
    534

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