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Teacher Professional Development

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

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.26.2014 | 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 GEM...

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

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 06.24.2014 | 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 01.12.2013 | Gay 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.