Education Fairy Tales Put to Rest Through Research

Carol François shares some popular education myths that have been debunked by John Hattie and Greg Yates in their book Visible Learning and the Science of How We Learn.


Within a Learning System, All Students Experience Great Teaching

We have many good schools throughout North America. In too many cases, however, children go each day to a school that is not very good. For all students to attend excellent schools, we need school districts that are learning systems. At Learning Forward, we believe this goal is attainable; however, reaching it requires that all school districts focus more intently on learning.


TALIS Findings Invite Deeper Discussions

Stephanie Hirsh recently served on a panel discussion about the TALIS results with several educators. While there is much to explore within the findings, two questions stood out for her.


The 20-20-20 Rule for Effective Learning

When we barrel ahead bringing in new information, we're putting a lot of strain on our brains. If we don't take a deep breath and consider where new information fits in with what we know already, says Tracy Crow, we risk losing how to use that new information to grow.


Welcome to Summer! Are Your Students Still Learning?

June 20 is Summer Learning Day. Fred Brown shares some insights and research around summer learning.


Educators Can Learn a Few Things From Google

As we end another school year, Julie Blaine is thinking about how to best fuel her summer learning. Read how she looks to Google to spark ideas on developing organizational strategies that help schools and their leaders deal with change.


Free Learning Guide for Developing Great Principals

A few weeks ago, Learning Forward launched a free resource on our website: The Principal Story Learning Guide, centered on five key practices of effective principals.


Let's 'See Each Other Through' the Learning

Carol François explores how Daniel Pontefract's book, Flat Army, demands we change our habits and mindsets about leading and learning.


Learning from the Heart this Summer

In planning her summer learning, Stephanie Hirsh turns to a favorite author, John Kotter. Explore some of his ideas on leadership and change and how his writing can help with transformation.


3 Ways to Build Trust in Professional Learning

National education reports often have difficulty getting attention, but that was not the case when the Gallup polling organization released State of America's Schools. Rather than prescribing technocratic approaches for improving education, the report focused on the "human elements" that drive student achievement.


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