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Educational LeadershipMay 2014 / Volume 71 / Number 8Professional Learning: Reimagined
Planning Professional LearningThomas R. Guskey How you begin determines what you will achieve.
What You Learn When You See Yourself TeachJim Knight Video can provide a clear picture of classroom teaching.
Rethinking Classroom ObservationEmily Dolci Grimm, Trent Kaufman, and Dave Doty When the observed teacher becomes the leader, that teacher becomes the primary learner.
Harnessing the Power of PLCsRichard DuFour If PLCs are to realize their promise, they must reflect what we know about best practice.
Edcamp: Teachers Take Back Professional DevelopmentKristen Swanson The EdCamp experience empowers teachers to share their best ideas.
Special Topic/When Change Has LegsDavid N. Perkins and James D. ReeseHow to create an enduring culture of thoughtful attention to teaching and learning.
How Japan Supports Novice TeachersRuth Ahn What educators can learn from the Japanese practice of providing a space for communal mentoring.
Learning from Virtual StudentsLisa A. Dieker, Carrie L. Straub, Charles E. Hughes, Michael C. Hynes, and Stacey Hardin Teaching simulated students offers educators multiple opportunities to self-correct their teaching moves.
Grab a MOOC by the HornsAnissa Lokey-Vega Will MOOCs (massive open online courses) be the next frontier for PD?
The Crossroads ModelJohn Settlage and Adam Johnston A new plan puts the confer back into the conference.
Flipping the FlipPatricia Gioffre Scott What happens when teachers review materials on their own before gathering for a professional development day?
The Trouble with Top-DownRebecca Van Tassell Innovations are doomed to failure if educators are pressured to instantly implement them.
Columns & Departments
Perspectives/Bright Spots in Professional LearningMarge SchererListen online at www.ascd.org/el.
Research Says/Keep Professional Learning Groups Small, But ConnectedBryan GoodwinAt the heart of successful large-scale reform is often a small collaborative group.
Art and Science of Teaching/Problem Solving in Seven StepsRobert J. MarzanoHow to help students learn a crucial life skill.
Power Up!/Your 1:1 Program: Can You Answer These 10 Questions?Doug Johnson Predict whether your program will be effective or problem-plagued.
Principal Connection/The Top 10 To-Do List for SummerThomas R. HoerrEnjoy your summer, but don’t give up your list-making ways.
One to Grow On/Classroom-Based Professional Learning Carol Ann TomlinsonA big part of professional learning should be mentoring teachers in reflection.
Response/Mass Customized Learning: Unfairly MalignedCharles Schwahn and Beatrice McGarvey
Tell Me About/An Exciting Professional Learning Experience
Index to Advertisers
ASCD Community in Action
EL Takeaways/Seven Signs of Professional Learning
Effective Coaching by DesignElena Aguilar Instructional coaching must be both optional and a part of a schoolwide professional learning plan.
Do You See What I See?Heather C. Hill, Mary Beisiegel, Rebecca Mitchell, and Corinne Herlihy Researchers look at what educators learn when they view exemplar videos of teaching.
Where’s Waldo? Finding a PD Partner Kathryn Roots Lewis and David V. LoertscherSearch no further—your librarian can help.
EL Study GuideTeresa Preston
Inservice Guest Blogger: Kristen Swanson
EL InterviewsThomas Guskey, Pam Robbins, and Denise Khaalid identify promising PD practices.
Educational LeadershipDecember 2013/January 2014/Volume 71/Number 4Getting Students to Mastery