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Discover formal and informal professional learning programs and practices that will keep you at the top of your teaching game. Just entering the profession? Download 120 practical tips from our community of experienced educators.

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  • 5 Ways to Elevate the Effective Teaching Happening in Your School

    Principals can use these strategies to help all teachers on staff learn about the best teaching practices of their colleagues.
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  • Candidate interviewing for a job in an office

    11 Questions You’ll Be Asked at a Teaching Interview

    Commonly asked interview questions you can anticipate—plus tips and links to resources you can tap as you polish your answers.
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  • 3 Habits of Highly Effective Teacher Teams

    When time is of the essence—and the goal is to drive deeper student learning—here are three ways to keep teacher teams focused and productive.
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  • 60-Second Strategy: Stand-Up Meetings

    Having staff stand for meetings keeps them quick—15 minutes, max—and efficient.
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  • 6 Museums With Exceptional Teacher Resources

    From full-fledged lesson plans and virtual field trips to expansive digital archives and opportunities for professional learning, museums have so much to offer beyond the in-person experience.
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    The Power of Being Seen

    How well do you know your students? In a Nevada school, a simple strategy pushes teachers to look beyond the lessons.
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  • Making Sure Each Child Is Known

    A middle school in Nevada uses a simple strategy to build deeper connections between teachers and students.
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  • A Teacher Appreciation Week for the Ages

    When schools abruptly closed due to Covid-19, teachers figured out how to make remote learning work. This week, as the nation expresses its gratitude, we recap the emotional journey.
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    Building a Culture that Respects Teachers and Reduces Stress

    When teachers are given time to work closely with other teachers, and have achievable goals—school culture thrives.
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  • Using Video as a Coaching Tool With First-Year Teachers

    Instructional coaches can use video to help new teachers learn through self-reflection and collaboration with more experienced colleagues.
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  • Learning Walks: Structured Observation for Teachers

    Brief visits to several classrooms give teachers a chance to reflect on a variety of practices.
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  • 4 Steps to Build Schoolwide Capacity in the Science of Learning

    The science of learning encompasses findings in several fields, and these steps help demystify it and encourage gradual adoption—one strategy at a time.
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  • The Research on Life-Changing Teaching

    What really moves the needle for educators, and by extension their students?
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  • How Instructional Specialists Can Build Positive Relationships With Teachers

    Intentional collaboration helps instructional specialists partner with teachers and administrators to focus on student learning.
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