By: Jean Pingel, Amy Dow, Jennifer Newman, and Natalie Berkhousen, classroom teachers at Gateway Elementary School, St. Johns, MI Our Gateway North Leadership Team has spent the past two years […]
Hello Educators, Believe it or not, recruitment is now underway for the newest Learning Forward Academy class! It seems like it was only yesterday when we announced the new Class […]
One of my favorite parts of my job is designing professional learning days for my school. We have them monthly and the next one is just one week away… and […]
by Judy Walton, Forest Hills Public Schools Part of my work as the Chief Innovation Officer in Forest Hills Public Schools is to research innovation strategies and structures we might […]
Earlier this week, the House of Representatives passed the Every Student Succeeds Act by a 359-64 vote. While there is much to explore and discuss in the bill, Learning Forward’s […]
In the 1980s when Madeline Hunter was a prominent “presenter” of effective teaching workshops I heard so many people say “I had Madeline Hunter” that I used to joke that […]
High quality professional learning is not for those who are in a hurry. If you’re looking for the quick fix or silver bullet, you will be disappointed. For those of […]
By Amy Colton and Georgea Langer Imagine your students leaving your class at the end of the school year telling their friends what Nika told this: You are going to […]
Why is high-quality professional learning important to you, and how has LFM supported you in this mission?
by Sara Trotter, Eton Academy I was asked to talk about professional learning. Within minutes of reflecting on “What does professional learning mean to me? Why do I value it?” I was […]
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