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Educational LeadershipNovember 2018When Teachers Lead Their Own LearningVolume 76, Number 3
TABLE OF CONTENTS
12 Learning Together, Learning on Their OwnAllison RodmanProfessional learning experiences that are both shared and personalized empower teachers.
20 Escape from the Zero-Learning ZoneJim KnightWhy do we resist new learning opportunities, and what can we do about it?
28 How Teachers Around the World LearnVivien StewartIn many countries, teacher-led professional learning is increasingly the norm.
36 An Insider’s Perspective on Transforming PDBrian K. JonesAn instructional coach on breathing new life into school PD programs.
44 Secrets of the Edu-Twitter InfluencersTara LaskowskiSix social media stars share advice for developing online professional learning networks.
50 Spreading the Practice of Video ReflectionSteven Lamkin and Todd NesloneyTwo principals on cultivating teacher-led video reflection for professional growth. Plus: What’s video-stimulated recall?
56 Rural Teachers Forging New Bonds—and New SolutionsCynthia Johnston, Min Jung Kim, Karen Martin, Mark Martin, Dennis Shirley, and Chris SpriggsTo counteract professional isolation, rural educators are forming collaborative networks across states.
64 Making Teacher Teams WorkMeghan LockwoodTo make an impact on learning, teacher data-inquiry teams need the right kinds of support.
72 Choose Your Own Adventure: Action Research for PDStephanie Dodman, Emma Zuidema, and Amy KleimanDelving into their own questions can help teachers take ownership of their practice.
78 Using Our Best Resources—Each OtherKathleen Boyce, Peter Rattien, and Cristina Vildostegui-CerraHow a PD partnership between two schools created a new dynamic for teacher learning.
7 Reader’s Guide/Redefining Teacher Learning for a New EraAnthony Rebora
82 Show & Tell: A Video Column/Let’s Get Jigsaw RightDouglas Fisher and Nancy Frey Will the real jigsaw strategy please step forward?
84 Leading Together/Educating Ourselves for EquityJill Harrison BergLearning our way to more equitable schools.
86 Confronting Inequity/Leveraging Teacher KnowledgeJacob BennettTeachers shouldn’t be mere “conduits of policy.”
88 One to Grow On/Help Teachers Become Master LearnersCarol Ann TomlinsonProfessional development needs greater clarity and vision.
90 Policy Priorities/Teachers Get PoliticalDavid Griffith Teachers running for office is the next step in education advocacy.
4 Readers React
87 Index to Advertisers
93 Tell Me AboutReaders reflect on taking charge of their professional learning.
95 ASCD Community in Action
96 EL TakeawaysTeacher Learning through a New Lens
EL ONLINE EXCLUSIVES
Take a Praise Walk!Barbara E. PhillipsOne district’s strategy to encourage teachers to open their classroom doors to colleagues.
Video-Stimulated Recall: Aiding Teacher PracticeRob MartinelleGuided video-review sessions can help teachers take control of their learning.
VIDEO: When Teachers Take the LeadJill Harrison Berg,?leadership coach and author of Leading in Sync (ASCD, 2018), discusses?how to support teacher-led PD and improve the work of PLCs.
Classroom management remains a central challenge—and opportunity—for educators. The September 2018 Educational Leadership examines specific and big-picture approaches to improving classroom management, including how to address both positive and problem behaviors, design conducive classroom spaces, and create supportive climates for learning.
The arts—and creativity more generally—are making a comeback in education. The December 2018/January 2019 Educational Leadership examines the role of arts and creativity in fostering perception and problem solving, empowering students, and boosting learning.
How does a school become a leader in innovation—one that takes advantage of advancements in digital technology in meaningful and fully integrated ways? February 2019 Educational Leadership explores how school leaders can go beyond surface-level, patchwork upgrades and implement new technology in ways that deepen learning and better support students.
School leaders set the tone and direction for what happens in the classroom. The March 2019 Educational Leadership explores strategies and processes school leaders can use to better understand students' and teachers' needs and guide teaching and learning more effectively.
Marking the 65th anniversary of the Brown v. the Board of Education ruling, Educational Leadership examines pressing issues and opportunities surrounding race in America’s schools today. The April 2019 issue offers ideas on how today’s educators can understand and address racial issues and help fulfill Brown’s promise to dismantle segregation and inequity in education.
The teenage years are unique, and today’s teens face new challenges as well as opportunities. The May 2019 issue of Educational Leadership looks at what teens need most in terms of both academic and social supports, highlighting how schools can work smarter to keep middle and high school students healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged.