Tag: Peer Coaching

Peer Power

Educators can leverage the power of peers to help students prepare for college

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Scaffold for Individual and Group Success

Supporting students’ cognitive development. As a first year teacher in a seventh grade classroom, I had several experiences that made me question my practice, try new strategies, and learn from my students. One particular problem seemed to reappear frequently throughout the year: students seemed to understand content during whole-class work, but then had difficulty transferring

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Students Helping Students Succeed

A student assistant program opens up opportunities for students and teachers. “So, you’re saying you think the length of the pendulum is the most important variable affecting its frequency. Do you have data you can show me that supports this?” A question like that is common in sixth grade science classrooms across the country, but

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EdCamp: Do It Yourself Professional Development

The unconference is targeted, personalized professional development at its best. It’s three o’clock in the afternoon on a contractually required professional development meeting day and teachers are beginning to shuffle into a session offered by their school district. The presenter is passionate about a new instructional approach using some form of cutting-edge technology. Some attendees

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Join the Crowd: Building a PLN

The phrase “Teachers work in isolation,” has long been used to describe the working conditions of educational professionals, including most middle level teachers. Educators have found ways to solve this problem by creating departmental structures, transdisciplinary teaching teams, professional book clubs, and Professional Learning Communities, among other strategies. Often, these solutions help isolated teachers build

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