How Do We Determine What Education Innovations Are Really Effective?

Tom Whitby with Nancy Blair and Sandy King

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We are now in an era of unprecedented innovation in education. Some of the innovations we're embracing are breathtaking breakthroughs in teaching and learning. Others are junk. How do we best determine which innovations are leaps forward and which are useless distractions?

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New Teacher Retention: Why Do So Many Leave? What Can Be Done?

Tom Whitby with Mark Weston Ph.D., William Chamberlain

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Around 50% of new teachers will leave the profession  within the first five years.  In this segment we go looking for causes and solutions.

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Making Time to Reflect on Your Teaching: Why It Matters

Mark Weston and Nancy Blair with Donna Reed Lovell  

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In this segment we reflect on the critical role of reflection in the process of improving your teaching practice.  

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Controlling Your Professional Development: Opportunities and Challenges

Tom Whitby and Nancy Blair with Hadley Ferguson  

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There are assorted new tools and opportunities available to personalize professional development. Many educators are buying in, many are not. Learn why some educators are so enthusiastic about controlling their professional development, while others remain disinterested.  

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Second Thoughts: What Does "Future Ready" Really Mean?

Tom Whitby and Nancy Blair with Maureen Devlin

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In this segment we discuss highlights from our Twitter #edchat on the general concept of  preparing students for the future, along with the government's Future Ready Initiative.  

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