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Teacher Professional Development

The Global Search for Education: Meet the Minister - From Finland - Sanni Grahn-Laasonen

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.08.2017 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Professional, highly-trained and highly respected teachers are a key factor in our success: teachers have pedagogical autonomy so they decide by them...

The Global Search for Education: Just Imagine Secretary Fadel

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.18.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"We need to re-examine college entrance requirements (and their tests).  They hold change hostage to antiquated and incomplete requirements.  Massiv...

The Global Search for Education: Just Imagine Secretary Hargreaves

C. M. Rubin | Posted 07.24.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"What the US now needs is a learning Secretary who promotes challenging and joyful learning for all students, uplifting and impactful learning for edu...

Let Teachers Design Better Ways to Use School Time

Kim Farris-Berg | Posted 04.27.2016 | Education
Kim Farris-Berg

In the past three years, more than a million students have experienced Expanded Learning Time (ELT) initiatives granting at least 30 additional minutes per day (and/or 10 days per year) at school.

A Manifesto for New Teachers

Dan Butin | Posted 08.06.2016 | Education
Dan Butin

This is a call to action, and a call for help, for new teachers. More than two hundred thousand brand-new teachers will walk into their very own classrooms in just a few short weeks.

The Global Search For Education: Helping the World's Teachers

C. M. Rubin | Posted 08.26.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

What does TALIS teach us? Last Thursday, I attended a dazzling gala to watch special education teacher Matthew Cunningham accept the inaugural GEMS...

School's Out for the Summer: Which Means Some of the Real Work Is Happening Now

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 06.19.2015 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

We know that principals are the linchpin of school success. But it is by understanding some of the work that instructional leaders do to lead success that we can actually see why they are so important.

Principals Actually Spend Very Little Time Helping With Classroom Instruction

edweek | Lesli Maxwell | Posted 03.28.2014 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of Education Week, where it was originally published. This year, Principal Jennifer Hammond and her team of assista...

Here's What Happens When Teachers Are Spoken To Like School Kids

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

A bizarre video of Chicago public school teachers seemingly being addressed as though they were young children in a professional development training ...

Overcoming the Assessment Culture to Achieve Real Education Reform

Dr. Richard Elmore | Posted 05.03.2014 | Education
Dr. Richard Elmore

Professional development for educators is a fundamental key to large-scale improvement of learning for children.

MOOC-Eds Bring Professional Development Into the 21st Century

Bob Wise | Posted 09.25.2013 | Impact
Bob Wise

In a time of financial cutbacks, schools and districts have slashed professional development budgets at an alarming rate despite new education standar...

To Improve Teaching, Get Serious About Training

Stephen Chiger | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics
Stephen Chiger

It's time to change the way professional developers do business, because we're increasingly finding ourselves in the same marketplace. Before any revolutions occur, however, we have to get serious about managing the quality of our trainings.

Education Policies Operating in the Dark

Diann Woodard | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics
Diann Woodard

More enlightened awareness of what is required in training and preparing school leaders and less simplistic rhetoric would go a long way toward getting education policy out of the dark and on the path of improving how schools are run.

Beyond 'Gay Day' Approaches To LGBTQ Inclusion In Schools

Elizabethe C. Payne | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Elizabethe C. Payne

Recognizing the need to include LGBTQ identities in school approaches to diversity and inclusion is an important step forward in making schools more welcoming places, but some of the patterns in these efforts are troubling despite their good intentions.

The Global Search for Education: Forward Thinking

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.09.2013 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Education, Innovation, Infrastructure -- whichever way you line up the words, they all lead back to education. Because once a nation has goals for where it wants to be in 5 or 10 or 20 years, that nation is going to need to have a competent, competitive workforce to realize its goals.

Pearson 'Education' -- Who Are These People?

Alan Singer | Posted 11.04.2012 | Education
Alan Singer

The Pearson footprint appears to be everywhere and taints academic research as well as government policy.

Joy Resmovits

Can Bad Teachers Get Better? Study Says Yes, In Math | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.09.2012 | Education

The question of what to do with bad teachers has stymied America's education system of late, sparking chaotic protests in state capitals and vitriolic...

The Global Search for Education: An International Education

C. M. Rubin | Posted 03.25.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

The International Baccalaureate (the IB) continues to play an important role in changing the lives of students worldwide. Apart from PISA, it is the only test that measures the performance of students against their global peers.

What's Your Intention This School Year?

Meg Campbell | Posted 10.30.2011 | Education
Meg Campbell

Intentions are a powerful way to launch the school year. As with the best ideas in any good school, this one came from a teacher.