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The Power of Combining Coaching with a Framework for Teaching

The Power of Combining Coaching with a Framework for Teaching | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
Like many of us committed to public education, I'm constantly searching for what's working and what can be replicated. This year I've discovered two essential ingredients for any successful school sy
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Mindless professional learning produces mindless teaching

Mindless professional learning produces mindless teaching | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
The notes of the lecturer are passed to the notes of the listener – without going through the minds of either. – Mortimer Adler Mortimer Adler succinctly describes the mindless learning that follow...
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The remedy:  

• spend much of their time in small, interdependent groups collaboratively solving important instructional problems;

• gain a deep understanding of the issues and their remedies through intellectually-demanding learning processes—the close reading of professional materials, writing that extends learning, and dialogue;

• acquire and regularly apply complex cognitive skills in identifying and solving meaningful problems; and

• experience firsthand the value of the methods they are expected to use with their students.

Through mind-full experiences like those, teachers will continuously improve their practice for the benefit of all students.

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The Teacher I want to be… - Dreaming, Soaring, Inspiring Others

The Teacher I want to be… - Dreaming, Soaring, Inspiring Others | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
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reflections on what it means to be a mentor

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Flipping Professional Learning: Our First Go

Flipping Professional Learning:  Our First Go | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
Well.  We did it!  We flipped our professional learning for educators!   Part of our master plan for professional learning includes FBA/BIP Using the Problem Solving Method.  This is an essential e...
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Great day!  I learned as much as they did!

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Rachelle Wooten's curator insight, February 3, 2013 11:58 PM

Thanks for sharing your experience and insights!