Professional Development

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Let's End Professional Development as We Know It

A new report argues for a new kind of professional learning that is embedded in teaching, connected to content, and differentiated to teachers' …

Professional Development

How the Power of Interest Drives Learning

In recent years researchers have begun to build a science of interest, investigating what interest is, how interest develops, what makes things …

21st-Century PD: Retention, Reflection, and Redistribution of Knowledge

The explosion of information available to educators for supporting classroom instruction is at an all-time high. Books, journals, blogs, forums, …

Pedagogy

Tech Tidbits: Increasing Teachers’ Digital Efficiency | always learning

Phew! This has been quite a week! Our CLC (1:1) Orientation went amazingly smoothly, thanks to all of the wonderful YIS colleagues involved, and now …

Sustaining Change: The Next Level of PD | always learning

I’ve been thinking a lot about professional development lately, especially about its critical role in shifting a school or shifting a community of …

Creating a Breeding Ground for Motivation

As coaches, we are often inspired by our colleagues. We get excited by what they can do with their students, how they approach new ideas in their …

Professional Development

Open Your Door: Why We Need to See Each Other Teach

<b>I have always taught with my classroom door closed.</b> Officially, it’s because I have trouble with distractions, which is not a lie: Just ask my family …

Five Ways to Create More Teacher Rockstars in Your School

“Rockstar” is a term that is being thrown around among educators lately. A few teachers and administrators who try new instructional practices—many …

Professional Development

Innovative Teaching Requires Innovative PD: 5 Solutions

If school and district leaders want teachers to take risks and innovate in their classrooms, then those leaders must take similar risks when …

Professional Development