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Spring 2012 Issue

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Getting Creative About Literacy Instruction

The Spring 2012 issue of the Teacher PD Sourcebook highlights instructional efforts that, against difficult odds, are showing signs of success in bringing reading and writing to life for today's students.


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Learning Forward
Stephanie Hirsh considers the federal Race to the Top initiative and how it may advance stakeholders' understanding of and support for effective professional learning. (07/30 03:44 pm)
Coach G’s Teaching Tips
Giving answers to students in math class shifts the focus away from getting answers. (07/28 10:05 am)
Leading From the Classroom
On Friday, August 3, the US Department of Education hosted Transforming the Teaching Profession: A Teacher Leader Convening. The purpose of the meeting was to gather teacher ... (08/06 12:28 pm)

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Is There Enough Focus on Teacher Collaboration?

In the Fall issue of the Stanford Social Innovation Review, a scholar argues that the level of teacher collaboration in a school—what she refers to as a school's 'social capital'—can be a powerful factor in boosting student achievement, perhaps even more powerful than individual teachers' abilities. How strong is teacher collaboration in your school? How well does current education and school-level policy support trust and substantive interaction among teachers? What could be done to improve schools' social capital?

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