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CURRENT ISSUE: Early Learning

April 2021

The early years of school matter for all of us, because they lay the foundation for later learning. This issue examines what all educators can learn from early childhood, how to align early childhood and K-12 professional learning, what principals should learn about pre-K, and how to build equity from the early years on.

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Amid crisis, there is opportunity that can galvanize change. This issue examines what educators have learned over the past year and how it can shape practice moving forward. It also includes a special section on nurturing educator wellness.

BUILDING THE PIPELINE
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Excellent educators are made, not born, and it takes a system-wide approach to build the workforce. This issue examines how to build a strong, diverse pipeline from pre-service and induction to expert practice and leadership. It highlights the roles of K-12 systems, higher education, government, and non-profit organizations.

SUPPORTING EACH OTHER
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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.

TURNING TO TECHNOLOGY
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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.


 
 
 
 

Featured Articles

 
Coaches shape early learning and beyond
April 2021

The success of early learning coaches offers valuable lessons for professional learning across grade levels and settings.

How can we support leaders of color?
April 2021

How can we support leaders of color?

8 dimensions of wellness for educators
February 2021

Paying attention to the whole educator benefits adults and the students they teach.

SEL and equity
October 2020

A conversation with Dena Simmons: ‘If we don’t address the wound, we cannot heal.’