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Aug 05, 2021

8 K12 Lessons to Improve Corporate Professional Development

by Kathy Edens

When you’re little, roles seem clear: There are teachers and then there are students. It’s fun to tell an elementary student that their favorite teachers are students, too, thanks to professional development requirements. Then spring it on them that many mothers and fathers are students as well and see what they say. K-12 teachers are earnest and avid learners because they need to stay innovative in their classrooms. They know what works best in a particular environment or situation. In fact, corporate professional development (PD) designers and instructors might want to adopt some of the teachers’ best practices listed below to provide outstanding PD to employees. The U.S. Department of Education identified nine best practices for evidence-based education as guidance for teachers. The following tips comprise a few of the Department of Education’s and some others worth noting. Give students a clear and common focus You want to make sure everyone is on the same page and understands the goals and what to expect. All students can learn and improve their performance when presented with clear objectives and appropriate expectations. Regardless of whether students are in the classroom, a virtual environment, or both, a clear focus will help students understand what is expected academically, behaviorally, and socially. Hold everyone to higher standards and expectations When you set the bar high, students aim higher. High-performing classes have a teacher who intrinsically believes “all my students can learn and I can teach them.” So, challenge your learners to shoot for your high […]

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