CURRENT ISSUE: Starting strong

August 2021

Professional learning can kickstart an uncertain school year by building knowledge about social and emotional learning strategies, fostering educators’ resilience, and cultivating the support that school communities need to thrive.

The Learning Professional

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Recent Issues

June 2021

Professional learning is an essential lever for achieving equity for all students. This issue focuses on actions educators can take to dismantle racism and help every student thrive, because changing beliefs is important but not enough. Articles examine professional learning and capacity building at all levels, including the classroom, school, district, and state.

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.

February 2021

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.

December 2020

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.


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.’