Understanding the science of professional development

08/22/2011 | Edutopia.org

Former teacher and instructional coach Elena Aguilar offers insight into how adults learn as a way to improve the quality of professional development for teachers. The learning experience has to be pleasant, give teachers some autonomy over the training, apply training to day-to-day activities, offer real-life examples and acknowledge that teachers will come to training with "self-direction," she writes.

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