Effective learning builds on what individuals know and can do, and empowers learners to explore questions or challenges that directly impact them and their unique context.
Focusing on specific content and practices allows teachers to develop principles they can flexibly apply to their work with students. Being a flexible teacher means responding to core student needs in the moment, and this can be nurtured by professional learning that elicits teachers’ thinking and doing around the decisions they make.
Deep, meaningful learning—whether it’s for administrators, teachers, or students—takes time, ownership, and an investment. If you want to create a culture of rich learning, you have to invest in the process. After all, transformational professional learning is a process, not a singular event.