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Tom Manning

tom.manning@learningforward.org

Tom Manning is the Senior Vice President of Professional Services for Learning Forward. He leads the strategy, management, and business development for the association’s consulting and technical assistance services. He advances Learning Forward’s vision by establishing and maintaining professional service partnerships with states, districts, and schools, and manages a cadre of more than 40 education consultants working across North America. He previously served as Learning Forward’s Associate Director of E-Learning, leading the design and implementation of the association’s online courses, webinars, and virtual learning communities. Prior to joining Learning Forward in 2009, he covered education as a reporter for the Houston Chronicle and Austin American-Statesman. He authored a chapter in the book Powerful Designs for Professional Learning (3rd ed.), and has been published in the Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership. Originally from Boston, Tom received a Bachelor of Arts in English and journalism from Texas Christian University.

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Mentors make a difference

By Tom Manning and Suzanne Bouffard | December 1, 2020

New teachers benefit from Louisiana mentor program.

Making mentoring work online

By Tom Manning, Kathleen Sheehy and Leslie Ceballos | August 1, 2020

Plan a virtual lesson observation and debrief.

Health Sciences High and Middle College wins 2019 Learning Team Award

By Tom Manning | November 22, 2019

Louisiana is taking the lead in mentoring new teachers

By Tom Manning | June 28, 2018

Many of us have been lucky enough in our lives that we can identify someone we’d call a mentor, someone who taught us how things work and helped us navigate through the difficulties we face trying to establish ourselves. For some of us, our mentor may very well have been a teacher, but what about […]

Louisiana is taking the lead in mentoring new teachers

By Tom Manning | June 1, 2018

Many of us have been lucky enough in our lives that we can identify someone we’d call a mentor, someone who taught us how things work and helped us navigate through the difficulties we face trying to establish ourselves. For some of us, our mentor may very well have been a teacher, but what about […]

Ask

By Tom Manning | August 1, 2017

How do we clarify coaches’ roles
and responsibilities?
Review the 10 roles for school-based coaches and the essential purpose of each role.