Entries related to: professional-learning

Collective Teacher Efficacy

Collective Teacher Efficacy: A team of individuals sharing the belief that through their unified...

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Leveraging the Power of Personal Professional Development

I’d like you to hear about a big passion of mine: personal professional development!

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Pushing Back on Outmoded Beliefs

In recent decades, research has guided some major shifts in how we think about teaching,...

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First Five: Early Career Action Pack

  • 92 percent of teachers assigned a mentor their first year returned the next year, and 86...

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Show & Tell! A Call for Content from Our Fabulous Friends

Are you doing something in your classroom or school that you're proud of and think others would...

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Learning about Complex Systems Using Modeling and Argumentation

Scientists use models to explain and predict phenomena in order to better understand our world....

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Teaching is a Listening Profession

We listen to hear what our students understand. We listen to hear our students’ emerging...

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Using the Question Formulation Technique to Rebrand Libraries

Rebranding the Library

In an effort to defy the restrictive, historical caricature of libraries...

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Past Meets Present: A Magnet School Story

My Early Days in a Magnet School

A couple months ago while back in my home state of Minnesota, I...

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Student Empowerment Practices

In New York City, a team of folks are sharing promising practices across the city by providing...

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Creating a Culture of Questioning: Inquiry in Lower Elementary

Editor's Note: This is the third of seven blogs from our friends at the Right Question Institute...

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Keeping A Proactive Management Mentality

Many teachers are resigned to one unfortunate truth: minor misbehavior happens in every...

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My QFT Journey: KICKSTARTING STUDENTS' MINDS with Questions

Editor's Note: This is the second of seven blogs from our friends at the Right Question...

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4 Affordable Ideas for Teacher Summer and Vacation Travel

Editor's Note: Lillie Marshall has graciously shared her travel photos with us in the blog...

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Sparking Joy in the Classroom with Student-Formulated Questions

Editor's Note: This is the first of seven blogs from our friends at the Right Question Institue ...

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Start with Art!

Most often I use this column to adapt an existing lesson that has been shared on Tch for a...

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Who Can Teachers Trust? The Search for High Quality Curriculum

We've all experienced it — the power of Google to display before us a dizzying array of choices:...

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Soliciting Super STEM Resources!

Want to help us collect and share high-quality STEM resources to support our education...

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Could You Teach If Words Lost All Meaning?

Imagine you step into your classroom tomorrow and all the kids were strangers and none of them...

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Own It! Investing Students in Their Own Language Goals

There’s always such a positive energy at the start of the school year. As teachers, we know...

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