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Does competency-based professional development have legs?

04.13.16 | Learning on the EDge | 0 Comments

By Meg S. Bates

There’s a lot of chatter in teacher education circles about competency-based professional development (PD). The idea is that traditional PD has a “one size fits all” approach: Teachers in a school get the same instruction about the same topic, regardless of personal interest, need, or experience. ... Read More

Emerging Leader | Priming student success

04.30.14 | Change Agents: People Making a Difference | 0 Comments

PDK Emerging Leader Natalie A. Morales, combines high standards and students’ native curiosity in one of the most important challenges in American education these days — getting and keeping kids interested in science.

It’s the consensus opinion — almost received wisdom —  that the prospects of so many students ... Read More

How to Plan Your School Days

06.01.14 | Classroom Tips | 7 Comments

You’ve discovered that life as a teacher means being constantly on the go. As an elementary teacher, I have several subjects to cover and little time in which to plan. Here are tips for planning your school days without giving up time for fun.

1. Locate district resources. The school ... Read More

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PDK International Study Tours bring together two things I’m passionate about: education and travel. The mix of school visits and conversations with cultural experiences has offered me the chance to see new places and think about education in different ways.
DANIELLE DENNIS, PDK member and past Emerging Leader