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.
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The shifting landscape of adult learning requires that we address how learning for educators must transform in these times. And in the end, says Tracy Crow, it still requires the same fundamentals to be effective.
March 13, 2014
Tracy Crow shares some simple steps to help educators embrace ongoing changes in the learning profession.
February 10, 2014
Learning Forward hopes that educators find joy in learning. Read how achieving outcomes from aligning adult learning with our Standards for Professional Learning are a path to joy, and then share your own moments of joy with us.
December 09, 2013
"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.
October 11, 2013
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.
August 19, 2013
TNTP's new report highlights the ineffectiveness of traditional professional development and the importance of standards-based professional learning.
June 18, 2013
Explore the need to learn with colleagues around the world and extend our reach as we influence the future of professional learning and understand its evolution and impact.
May 10, 2013
For groups to realize all of the benefits possible through collaboration, the people in those groups need to develop the knowledge and skills that support effective teamwork.
April 04, 2013
A new report from the National Center for Literacy Education found that teachers value learning collaboratively with their peers but have insufficient time built into their workdays to do so.