If you are an instructional coach, joining your school’s professional learning community (PLC) of teachers can be somewhat daunting. When I joined a teacher PLC
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DuFour, R., & Mattos, M. (2013, April). How Do Principals Really Improve Schools? Retrieved March 20, 2019.
Instead of micromanaging teachers, principals should lead efforts to collectively monitor student achievement through professional learning communities.
Smith, T. (2019, March 14). Calling All Administrators: Return to Your Teaching Roots. Retrieved March 20, 2019.
Every administrator should be able to answer one question: Can you still teach a class?
Mrs. M, an experienced mentor teacher, pulled me aside recently and whispered, “Help! The novice teacher I’m supporting is not using formative assessments during instruction
Blad, E. (2019, March 12). How Schools Can Make Advisories Meaningful for Students and Teachers. Retrieved March 20, 2019.
Middle and high schools often favor setting aside a block in students’ schedules for something a little less structured—and a lot less academic—than a traditional
Sparks, S. D. (2019, March 12). Why Lunch, Exercise, Sleep, and Air Quality Matter at School. Retrieved March 20, 2019.
From technology to textbooks to teacher training, school planning often has a lot of competing priorities. Some things—like the morning schedule, lunch and activity time,
Loewus, L. (2019, March 12). What Teachers Should Know About the Science of Reading (Video and Transcript). Retrieved March 20, 2019.
Kids aren’t being taught to read, says senior education correspondent Emily Hanford of APM Reports, and that’s because many teachers haven’t learned how reading works.
Ferlazzo, L. (2019, March 10). Response: ‘Be Authentic’ in Teacher Job Interviews. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
What are your suggestions for people applying for their first teaching job?