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Culturally responsive coaching is more than just good coaching

By Learning Forward | December 13, 2019

By: Sarah Young  A white colleague recently asked me, “Sarah, why do we need culturally responsive coaching? Isn’t it just good coaching to be responsive to everyone?” I had to give some thought to how I framed my response. The crux of the answer is, “No, it’s more complex than that,” as is the answer […]

How to spread proven professional learning programs

By Learning Forward | August 14, 2019

By Andrew J. Wayne Ten years ago, I met a researcher who was proud but frustrated. His randomized controlled trial published the year before had found a positive impact on student achievement from a whole-school reform model. But he was vexed: Why don’t districts now adopt this model? Today, that problem is relevant for teacher […]

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 […]

Does your professional learning experience have a ‘strong door’?

By Jennifer Abrams | August 22, 2017

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBp70_CZZxk[/embedyt] I have a restauranteur friend, Lynn. Although we come from different industries and perspectives, we both believe a restaurant needs to have a “strong door”: the good feeling you get when you walk through the door and immediately feel welcomed. Within the first moments of your arrival, the strong door hostess greets you, positively manages your […]

Teachers, here’s how to have hard conversations with your veteran administrator

By Jennifer Abrams | August 15, 2017

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqlgy9zAmjI[/embedyt] We want to enthusiastically recognize those of you who have joined us in the field. Welcome! We have some amazing millennial teachers (born between 1980-2000) in our schools. Many of you are replacing our baby boomer teachers, who are quickly approaching retirement. As millennials, you have a valuable perspective to contribute to our […]

How does a team set a context for learning and continuous improvement?

By Stephanie Hirsh | March 21, 2017

Authors Stephanie Hirsh and Tracy Crow use research from the best minds to bring you best practices in their new book: Becoming a Learning Team. Too often, teams are created without specific intention, ensuring their failure. Becoming a Learning Team gives you a 5-step process to structure your efforts, giving you positive, measurable student results. Read an excerpt here.

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