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July 31, 2014

Who Needs Feedback Anyway?

Feedback is a strategy that is important in the growth of teachers, leaders and students, but very often praise is what is provided when feedback should be.

July 30, 2014

'Unlearning' and 'Mirroring': Transforming Instruction

A research project finds that an online community provides effective professional development to enable teachers to teach AP classes in greater depth.

July 28, 2014

Real-Life Math and Teacher Training: Cures for 'Innumeracy'?

Americans are no good at math, but the common core will help only if teachers receive better professional development, according to a recent piece published in The New York Times.

July 22, 2014

Special Educators Connect at Annual Project Directors' Conference

The three-day event, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, focuses on everything from early education for students with disabilities to transition planning.

July 21, 2014

Teacher Designs App to Help Colleagues 'CYA' During Evaluations

A new app developed by a Pennsylvania teacher lets educators catalog and store classroom evidence that their work is meeting new evaluation standards.

July 17, 2014

Yes, Teachers Are Working During the Summer

Teachers are actively engaged with student learning and their own professional development during the summer.

July 16, 2014

Twitter Chat: Summer Learning for Students and Teachers

Tonight at 8 p.m. ET, we'll be holding a Twitter chat exploring summer learning for both students and educators.

July 16, 2014

Two New Book Lists on Education Policy

BookMarks shares two book lists recently published on Education Week's Opinion blog K-12 Schools Beyond the Rhetoric.

July 15, 2014

How to Create Teacher IEPs: Individual EXPLORATION Plans

Recently I spoke at ISTE and wrote about how we need to take back our PD. One of the things I mentioned that has been getting quite a few follow up questions is the idea of Teacher IEPs, aka Individual EXPLORATION Plans. So here is a quick blog post about the concept, and how to make it your own!

July 12, 2014

PD Is Not a 4-Letter Word: My Ignite From #ISTE14

Recently I gave an Ignite talk at ISTE. Afterward, folks wanted to know where they could review some of the ideas I had mentioned. So... I went through my slides and tried to type out basically what I said for you below! Here it is (approximately), with the slides. (Side Note: I hope to turn this into a longer presentation someday! Because... I love PD!)

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