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    A Strategy Teachers Can Use to Learn Together

    With a practice called public learning, teachers can share instructional dilemmas, reflect on solutions, and build morale.
    Nina Portugal
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    4 Key Elements for Designing Remote Professional Learning

    Sense of community, collaboration, personalized learning, and reflection remain paramount.
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    Creating a Culture of Integrity in the Classroom

    Students develop academic honesty when you build their moral vocabulary, respond appropriately to cheating, use meaningful quotes, and inspire them to believe in themselves.
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    How People Learn: An Evidence-Based Approach

    Deans for Impact believes that teacher educators should focus on how students acquire and retain information to help them build their critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Why Is Teacher Development Important?: Because Students Deserve the Best

    Teacher-preparation programs provide educators-to-be with the tools, mentors, and hands-on experience they'll need once they begin their career.
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    8 Top Tips for Highly Effective PD

    Among the top strategies for highly effective professional development are making it useful, making it relevant, and making sure that teachers start practicing it ASAP.
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    Teacher as Researcher: The Ultimate Professional Development

    Seeking to learn from what happens in the classroom, teacher researchers are innovators, curriculum drivers, agents of school change, and directors of their own professional development.
  • How Coaching Can Impact Teachers, Principals, and Students

    Blogger Elena Aguilar shares an excerpt from her recently released book, The Art of Coaching: Effective Strategies for School Transformation.
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    The High Cost of Neuromyths in Education

    Instead of believing in the right/left brain, learning styles, and that we use only ten percent of our brains, we should focus on neuroscience research.
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    "The Class" - A Film to Teach and Inspire

    Mark Phillips draws compelling case studies (for both students and teachers) from a masterful French film about the tensions and possibilities in a multicultural classroom.
  • The Power of Educational Coaching

    Blogger and school principal Ben Johnson explains how educational coaching can transform classrooms.
  • Modeling Close Reading for Future Teachers: ELA Videos and Webinars

    In the second of three parts, guest blogger Dr. Janice Dole shares the videos she uses to help preservice teachers grasp the nuances of instructing students how to master close reading.
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    Approaching Racial and Cultural Sensitivity

    When approaching issues of racial and cultural tension, teachers must begin by recognizing their own personal discomfort -- because it does translate into their practice.

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