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Are Personal Learning Networks the Key to Keeping Teachers?

Edsurge

Educator shortages continue to be a top concern for many. In a recent National Education Association survey of roughly 3,600 educators, more than half indicated that they were likely to leave or retire from education sooner than planned because of the pandemic.

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The Professional Learning Sweet Spot

A Principal's Reflections

For the better part of my educational career, I always referred to any type of learning to assist me as a teacher or administrator as professional development (PD). The experiences where I had some level of choice were the most meaningful to me and resulted in real changes to my educational practice.

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#EDvice: Do You Want to be "Developed"?

A Principal's Reflections

When it comes to education training, the main pathway to improvement is through professional development. Professional development (PD) is something that is typically "done" to educators. On the other hand, professional learning is something they actively WANT to engage in to grow.

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6 Key Personal Learning Network Literacies Every Educator Needs

The 21st Century Principal

Our children need to have adults in their lives that know and understand the art of developing personal learning networks and connecting with others. In other words, they need adults who are “network literate.” But what does being “network literate” look like as it relates to personal learning networks?

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How to Lead with Little to No "Experience"

A Principal's Reflections

Learn from more experienced leaders : Seek out mentors or coaches who can provide guidance and support as you develop. This can help you to identify areas where you need to focus your professional learning efforts. Stay current on trends and best practices in the education field.

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Improvement is Always Possible

A Principal's Reflections

Hence, the message to all of us is that improving our practice is always possible, especially in the field of education. I genuinely believe that each and every educator has an innate desire to grow, but there are often stumbling blocks along the way that delay or derail an initiative. Or is there?

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Professional Learning Networks (PLN)

Tom Murray

Recently, I had the opportunity to record a Google Hangout with four connected educators on “Growing Your PLN.” What is a personal learning network? A Personal Learning Network is an informal learning network that enables an individual to work'