January Resource Round-Up: Getting Organized and Setting Goals

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As a teacher, you are constantly looking for ways to improve your skills and stay up-to-date on best practices. The new year is a great time to reflect on your professional goals and consider what you’d like to achieve in the coming months. Whether you are looking to learn new strategies, network with other teachers, or simply stay current on the latest research, there are many great resources available to support your professional development.

BLOGS | VIDEOS | PODCASTS | COURSES | RESOURCES

BLOGS

From Goal Setting to Goal Getting!

 Learners Edge

Press Play on Your Goals by Earning a Master’s in Education

Learners Edge

3 Ways for Teachers to Improve Their Practice Using Video

— Insight ADVANCE

Strategies for Prioritizing Self-Care This Year

Teaching Channel

8 Professional Development Books We’re Reading Right Now

WeAreTeachers

Mid-Year Reflection: Setting PD Goals

— Edutopia

 

PODCASTS

Episode 43: How New Teachers Can Find Great Mentors

Teaching Channel Talks

Episode 19: Goal-Setting for Teachers

— The Cult of Pedagogy Podcast

Episode 113: The Secrets Behind Goal-Setting That Turns Dreams Into Reality with Michael Hyatt

— The School of Greatness

VIDEOS

Video Coaching Best Practices: A Successful District Case Study

— Learners Edge, Insight ADVANCE

The Power of Believing That You Can Improve

Carol Dweck, TED Talk (TEDxNorrkoping)

Addressing Teacher Needs with Professional Development

—Teaching Channel 

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES 

Course 5084 | 3-Credits | K-12+

Instructional coaching is a highly effective way to help teachers develop a reflective practice. Through this course, participants will learn how to differentiate coaching strategies to assist teachers at all stages of development to become more reflective and, in turn, make a bigger impact in the classroom. Participants will learn how to ask questions that encourage reflection, plan effective coaching sessions, and analyze videos of coaching in action. This course is a must take for all instructional coaches.

Be the Teacher You Want to Be

Course 5108 | 3-Credits | K-12+

It’s easy to get pulled away from our teacher “True North” and to forget why we became teachers. Be the Teacher You Want To Be will give you the opportunity to check your teacher compass so you can proudly return to teaching like yourself! You will learn the art of authentic teaching, define your core values & beliefs, understand how to strengthen relationships with students, colleagues and families, and how crucial self-care is for both your professional and personal well-being.

Developing Your Leadership Story

Course 5248 | 3-Credits | PK-12+

In this course, you will dig deep to develop and align your own leadership story through your exploration of personal experiences, leadership style, core values, and mindset. This reflective work will help you weave together a personal leadership philosophy (PLP) which will become an important tool you can share and implement in your school environment. Upon completion of this course, you will have developed a leadership identity that can ground and guide you as you build stronger connections with those you work beside.

OTHER RESOURCES

Never-Ending Random Acts of Gratitude Giveaway

Learn More and Enter to Win at LearnersEdge.com

With Never-Ending Random Acts of Gratitude, Learners Edge will randomly select one teacher every month to win a $250 gift card for self-care, simply because we know that teaching is selfless and heroic. Winners can use the $250 however they wish. Self-care is what you say it is!  

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