Teaching and Professional Development
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Teaching and Professional Development
Many of today’s classrooms are designed and practiced as teaching classrooms, where the actions and learning are focused on and driven by the teacher. Teaching classrooms however, do not match the needs and expectations for 21st Century learning. To be successful in the 21st Century students need to be engaged in learning classrooms, where the actions and learning are focused on student outcomes and classroom practices that strengthen and deepen not only students’ content knowledge but their overall ability to think deeply, communicate, analyze, problem solve, and take responsibility for their learning. - <a href="http://www.TeachnKidsLearn.com" rel="nofollow">www.TeachnKidsLearn.com</a>
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Invisible learning | SmartBlogs

Invisible learning | SmartBlogs | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it

...I also understood on a deeper level why my coaching failed to help this teacher: We had very different versions of the nature of teaching and learning. It was as if we spoke different languages yet thought we were speaking the same one. This difference was like an invisible, but impenetrable wall that blocked the possibility of a substantive discussion that could have lead to positive changes. That invisible wall was why I observed a type of learning that she viewed as regrettable down time. Read More...

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A Teacher Makes 1500 Educational Decisions A Day

A Teacher Makes 1500 Educational Decisions A Day | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it

Teaching isn’t rocket science; it’s harder.

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Global Perspectives: Vivien Stewart, Pasi Sahlberg, and Lee Sing Kong Discuss Teacher Quality « Center on International Education Benchmarking

Global Perspectives: Vivien Stewart, Pasi Sahlberg, and Lee Sing Kong Discuss Teacher Quality « Center on International Education Benchmarking | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it

On March 9, 2012, Vivien Stewart, Senior Advisor for Education at the Asia Society, conducted a roundtable discussion on teacher quality issues with Lee Sing Kong, Director of the National Institute of Education in Singapore and Pasi Sahlberg, Director General of the National Centre for International Mobility and Cooperation (CIMO) at the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture.

 


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Leaders from Finland and Singapore chime in on teacher preparation and teacher retention policies and practices in their country.  As two of the world's leading countries for student achievement, their insight and reflections can be used to shape programs in other countries.

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7 Qualities That Promote Teacher Leadership in Schools

7 Qualities That Promote Teacher Leadership in Schools | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it

HOW DO WE DEVELOP TEACHER-LEADERS?
Empowering teachers to lead and learn from other teacher-leaders can improve the learning experience for students.


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Becoming A Better Teacher By Becoming A Better Leader

Becoming A Better Teacher By Becoming A Better Leader | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it

Anyone who has spent time with children knows that a classroom needs a leader. If the teacher is unable or unwilling to assume this role, one or more students will fill the vacuum and lead the class in a direction that might not be best for learning. This is why leadership is the foundation of good classroom management and why teachers need to embrace their natural roles as leaders. 

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