Strengthening professional learning blog series

When Teachers Learn Like They Teach: Strengthening Professional Learning

This post offers a glimpse into the professional development structures of a progressive New York City public school, where common threads of learning are inquiry, collaboration, and choice.

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How to Support New Teachers on Your Team: Strengthening Professional Learning

Although the numbers and reasons vary depending on the year and on the study, there’s no doubt that first-year teachers face challenges, and sometimes don’t make it past the first few years of their careers. One of the ways we can increase the likelihood of positive experiences and retention rates is by knowing how to support them.

Strengthening professional learning blog series

Leading a Professional Book Club: Strengthening Professional Learning

If the desire to strengthen your professional learning burns strong inside you (and perhaps in some of your colleagues, as well), consider organizing and facilitating a book club! In this post, I offer a simple-to-follow road map on how to make this fun and beneficial experience a reality for you and some of your colleagues.

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Strategies for Reading a Professional Text: Strengthening Professional Learning Blog Series

If you're like me, your to-be-read pile feels big and impossible! Let me share with you how I tackle my professional learning before, during, and after I've read a professional text.

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Tips for Getting the Most out of a Literacy Conference: Strengthening Professional Learning

Professional conferences are an excellent way to increase your knowledge and can fuel your enthusiasm for teaching. If you're new to attending conferences -- or just want some tips to help you maximize your enjoyment as a conference-goer -- then this post is for you!

Strengthening professional learning blog series

Using Video to Push Yourself to Become an Even Better Teacher: Strengthening Professional Learning Blog Series

I didn’t have a video camera or a tripod. I didn’t have any microphones. I didn’t have another adult in the room to hold the camera. I didn’t have time or resources to get any of these things pulled together. How was this going to work?

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Digitally Organizing Your Resources: Strengthening Professional Learning

It’s hard to fathom how many sites, blog posts, articles, songs, images, videos, and more are available to teachers at any given moment. There are so many brilliant and generous educators creating and sharing their expertise, lessons, and ideas. The challenge is how to keep it all organized and accessible! In this post, I will share some ways I digitally organize my resources.

Strengthening professional learning blog series

Overview: Strengthening Professional Learning Blog Series

Teachers cannot stop learning and growing. We cannot rely on the way it’s always been done or stay stuck in the methods we learned years ago in teacher preparation classes. We need to embrace opportunities to strengthen our professional learning. This week, our blog series aims to do just that! We hope you will share your best ideas and tips with us. Commenting on our posts in this series will put you in the running to win a copy of Welcome to Writing Workshop: Engaging Today's Students with a Model That Works by Stacey Shubitz and Lynne Dorfman!