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.
Strong student-teacher relationships produce positive outcomes in student achievement. So do relationships among educators. Read more about how four district principals came together to build strong professional bonds with the goal of school improvement.
This year’s Learning Forward Team Grant awardee Kathleen O’Flynn and her team share 10 tips you can use to build an inspiring and engaging professional learning community. Read more about their advice to kick-start your 2017.
Learning Forward’s Redesign PD Community of Practice works to ensure all educators experience effect professional learning. Read this assessment of how participating districts worked to solve two problems of practice by Stephanie Hirsh.
Kelly Hastings, Principal of Young Junior High School in Arlington, Texas, is this year’s winner of the Principal as a Leader of Professional Learning Scholarship award. Read how her goal to lead the shift in teaching to a student-centered approach through a campus-wide Project-Based Learning initiative brought her to the Standards for Professional Learning.
Dawn Wilson explains how blogging can elevate your professional practice and expand your virtual Professional Learning Network.