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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 […]

Twitter chat recap: Coaching with SEL for a strong restart

By Ariel Durham | September 20, 2021

On September 8, Learning Forward co-hosted a conversation on Twitter with Kathy Perret, instructional coach, trainer, and co-founder of #educoach, about how to leverage SEL so everyone can thrive this school year. The conversation was based on the August issue of The Learning Professional, which focused on the theme “Starting Strong” and included articles about […]

How to support educators through the crisis at the U.S. Capitol

By Suzanne Bouffard | January 8, 2021

Even with hope for the new year still fresh, many educators and students have been traumatized by the events of this week in the U.S. Capitol. Teachers and other school staff – already carrying the heavy burdens of educating during a pandemic and confronting racism and inequity – face the challenging but essential work of […]

The Learning Professional, October 2020; Supporting Each Other

By Learning Forward | October 21, 2020

What does it mean to support learning in challenging times? It means listening, communicating, and leading with empathy. It means committing to anti-racism and breaking down structural barriers to equity. This issue examines ways to do so in professional learning.

Coaching to improve SEL: A Sneak Peek of The Learning Professional’s December issue

By Suzanne Bouffard | November 7, 2019

The Learning Professional team is so excited about our upcoming issue on coaching that we had to share a sneak peek. In the December issue, you’ll find articles about best practices in coaching and thought-provoking insights about the profession, and you’ll also read stories of impact on a range of areas including math achievement, early childhood […]

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