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Webinar: Coaching with students at the center: The what, why, and how of coaching for student engagement
Coaching expert Jim Knight will lead an interactive discussion about why and how coaches’ work with teachers should address student engagement. Students who are engaged are more likely to come to class, learn, and ultimately stay in school. The webinar will cover how to measure and improve three types of student engagement (behavioral, cognitive, and…
How are you creating and sustaining excellent teaching and learning every day? Share your expertise with educators from around the world. Submit a proposal to present at the Learning Forward’s 2020 Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois, December 5-9, 2020. Our Annual Conference offers education leaders and policymakers the connections, tools, learning opportunities, and strategies they…
Join Learning Forward and Digital Promise to discuss the results and implications of a national survey about coaching. Find out what more than 1,200 respondents said about coaching workloads, supports and using technology. Please come ready with questions and energy to discuss your own reflections and experiences!
When you join the Academy, your learning journey is no longer a solo experience. Instead, you will spend 2 ½ years working with expert coaches and practitioners from around the world as you construct knowledge, improve your practice, create better learning conditions for your colleagues, and improve results for your students. Last day to apply…
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