Tag: professional development

Strategies for Instructional Coaching

Experience tells us, and the field of andragogy confirms, that adults learn differently from children. Andragogy refers to the adult learning theory and was coined by American educator Malcolm Knowles. Instructional coaches need to employ principles of andragogy as they

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Why Self-Directed Professional Development Matters for Educators

As the role and function of schools continue to change, so do duties and responsibilities of educators. Educators are often asked to help students succeed amid challenges including growing class sizes, new tests, new rules and new evaluation measures. Educators

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Discussing Professional Development at OCALICON 2016

Join Rethink as we Discuss Paraprofessional Professional Development Best Practices Paraprofessionals support students and are pivotal to promoting educational success for learners with disabilities. Paraprofessionals need access to quality professional development. Professional development is a critical responsibility for both administrators

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Preparing School Paraprofessionals for Success

Combining Technology and Coaching Can Support School Paraprofessionals in Being More Effective in the Classroom Over the past 20 years, there has been a 123% increase in the number of paraprofessionals employed in the educational system.  School paraprofessionals are responsible

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4 Training and Professional Development Resources for Paraprofessionals

A look at who is at the forefront of providing paraprofessionals with access to training and professional development Education Week reporter Christina Samuels recently published a story about efforts across the country to provide paraprofessionals with much needed training and

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Spotlight Teacher of the Month: Jesse Rubio

School District:Fresno Unified School District, CA Position:  Paraprofessional and Rethink Trainer Jesse Rubio began using Rethink in August of 2014. His role as a paraprofessional covers a broad area of responsibilities, but for him, the purpose of his job each

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Inclusion: Making it Work

By: Meredith Ouimette                                                            What is inclusion? According to the Council for Exceptional Children, “all children, youth, and young adults with disabilities are entitled to a free and appropriate education and/or services that lead to an adult life characterized by

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