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Professional learning is self-care

By Stacy Winslow | November 23, 2021

Do you feel this school year is even harder than last? If so, you’re not alone. I’m hearing this from educators all over, and it’s been my own experience, too. We continue to face difficulties that we hoped to leave behind in June, plus a host of new ones that are often complex and heated. […]

How to make the most of mistakes

By Maleka Donaldson | May 12, 2021

Learners of all ages benefit greatly from trial-and-error practice. They expand their capacities and build confidence as they learn about what works and doesn’t. Yet despite the numerous, well-documented benefits of mistakes and corrective feedback in learning (Hattie & Timperley, 2007), taking intellectual risks is too often associated with anxiety, embarrassment, and other negative emotions. […]

Preplanning to prevent the post-conference blues

By Jill Geocaris | November 24, 2020

Attending a large conference often leaves me excited and overwhelmed all at once. A couple of years ago I realized that I needed a better post-conference routine and plan because I just wasn’t making the most out of my conference experience when I returned to my school district. I spent days learning so many new […]

Advocate for Title II before the 4th!

By Learning Forward | June 25, 2020

Title II-A needs your support! With the House Appropriations Committee announcing a July 7th mark-up of its FY21 education spending bill, it is urgent that Learning Forward stakeholders contact their Senators and Representatives about the importance of Title II-A between now and July 3rd. Please let your Senators and US Representatives know two things: Title II-A […]

My most memorable moments from Learning Forward’s 2017 Annual Conference

By Dawn Wilson | January 24, 2018

By Dawn Wilson When I attended my first Learning Forward conference in Vancouver several years ago, I made a commitment to attend every year, and have. Although the topics and technologies have changed, the culture of learning has remained constant. During this year’s closing, Stephanie Hirsh shared her favorite conference moments and invited audience members to reflect on theirs.  […]

My 2018 resolutions: Listen closely, take a stand, empower others

By Stephanie Hirsh | January 12, 2018

It’s a new year, and I am embracing a fresh start. While there are countless things I could put on my resolution list, I will limit it to three and focus on accomplishing these. Be a better listener. I resolve to focus on what others are saying rather than thinking about what I will say […]