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The Learning Professional’s top 10 articles of 2021

By Suzanne Bouffard | December 14, 2021

The articles that were most popular with readers of The Learning Professional in 2021 focused on topics of ongoing importance but acute need: educators’ well-being and social and emotional (SEL) skills, racial equity, and curriculum support. An urgent need for transformation is a thread that runs through these and many other recent articles. The year’s […]

For antiracist leaders, self-care and community are essential

By Angela M. Ward | October 15, 2021

In October of 2017, I changed my email autoreply to read, “I am responding daily to the needs of our students and staff and am not able to respond to emails or phone calls quickly. Thanks for your patience. I look forward to connecting with you. Regards, Angela.” I take my role as an antiracist […]

Learning Forward affirms the importance of educators learning about race

By Learning Forward | August 10, 2021

Each student has the right to experience rigorous and relevant teaching and learning in school. High-quality professional learning for educators is the pathway to create such a reality for students. Learning Forward opposes any effort or policy that impedes educators’ capacity to serve each student equitably, including efforts to limit educators’ and students’ learning about […]

The Learning Professional’s top 10 articles of 2020

By Suzanne Bouffard | December 14, 2020

At this time last year, when we were planning 2020’s issues of The Learning Professional, we never could have predicted that the most popular articles of the next year would have titles like “Professional learning in a pandemic” and “Long distance leadership.” But as we all found ourselves confronting new realities and challenges, The Learning […]

How to equitably support parents as co-teachers in digital learning

By Jennifer Darling-Aduana, Annalee G. Good and Carolyn J. Heinrich | October 23, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many changes in the way K-12 schooling happens in the United States. Two of the most central changes are the shift to digital curriculum and instruction, and the evolving role of parents and caregivers into co-teachers. We want to imagine ways in which the nexus of these shifts could be […]

Learning Forward’s Equity Position Statement

By Learning Forward | October 14, 2020

Learning Forward’s commitment to equitable outcomes for all students is longstanding, guided by the premise that when more educators experience high-quality professional learning, more students have access to high-quality teaching and learning. We serve leaders of learning and change, who undertake the essential work of creating cultures and structures where all students and educators learn […]

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