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.
Technology constantly creates new opportunities for professional learning. Never have those developments been as important as they are now, during the COVID-19 pandemic. This issue examines how strategies like online mentoring, bug-in-ear coaching, virtual collaboration, and video observation have built educator capacity before and during the pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed school as we know it. As we face an unpredictable future, professional learning has never been more urgent. This issue highlights some of the ways educators are learning and evolving to meet the shifting needs of students and staff as schools close, shift online, reopen, and prepare for whatever lies ahead.
Learning professionals challenge themselves to stretch and grow while staying grounded in the fundamentals. This issue is about achieving a solid foothold in best practices so you can succeed with the basics and beyond.
Student needs are at the center of strong professional learning and excellent teaching, but student voices rarely are. This issue examines how students’ perspectives can inform professional learning and what educators can gain as a result. It goes straight to the source to share insights from student authors as well as educators.
A conversation with Dena Simmons: ‘If we don’t address the wound, we cannot heal.’
What makes professional learning effective? It’s a complex question.
Formative assessment connects learning targets to student outcomes.
A tool for discussion and reflection can help PLCs get unstuck.