December 2013 Archives

As we reflect on the past year, we would like to provide readers of Learning Forward's PD Watch with a look at the top 10 most-accessed posts from 2013, in decreasing order.

For Carol François, watching schools develop and grow through the Learning School Alliance has been much like her experience planting a garden.

The backbone of educator evaluation systems includes individually focused professional learning. Joellen Killion explores the potential promises and pitfalls of professional learning aligned to individual areas for improvement.

Most of us have times when we are in the driver's seat as well as times when we feel like we are in the passenger seat. When it comes to school leadership, a willingness to share the wheel may result in reaching your destination more easily.

"Calgon, take me away!" Tracy Crow remembers watching commercials for Calgon bath products and thinking, yes, when she's an adult, shell need a soothing bubble bath to escape the stresses of daily life. Since then, she has learned that, when it comes to prioritizing our own learning needs as leaders, we need to make "me time" public.

Beginning this weekend, more than 3,000 attendees will gather in Dallas for five days of networking, inquiry, problem solving, and paradigm shifting. Stephanie Hirsh shares several suggestions for getting the most out of this or any conference learning experience.

When Stephanie Hirsh thinks about emerging leaders and their connection to professional learning and school improvement, she envisions three stages to propelling such leaders forward so they can have the greatest impact on educator and student learning.


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