Practitioners have varying degrees of power or responsibility in determining the big picture for professional learning, but regardless of where they sit, all educators have a role to play in emphasizing impact. Here are some examples of how you can emphasize impact in your role.


Stephanie Hirsh invites you to detail your professional learning journey and its impact on school improvement and student learning through our new Tell Your Story initiative.


Jeff Ronneberg explores the importance of identifying expectations for implementation, getting out of the office, and talking with those who are implementing their learning.


In the rush to support new evaluation systems for teachers, let's not underestimate two professional learning designs that are critical to the process.


A new report by the Wallace Foundation offers guidance to school district leaders interested in launching or improving summer learning programs.


Initiatives such as Common Core State Standards, new student assessments, and measuring educator effectiveness, have created an imperative for a new engine to drive teaching for deeper learning.


Learn how to create a culture of trust by being a visible example, being supportive, and showing others how to build trust themselves.


These recommendations provide guidance, engender the support of education practitioners at all levels, and underlie our precepts as a moral and democratic society.


Laura R. Thomas shares the best possible ways to waste professional development time and money.


Stephanie Hirsh sends teacher leaders around the world a message of hope for their new school year.


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