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- Professional Development Opinion How Video Has Improved Instructional CoachingLetting teachers see inside each other’s classrooms and practices has helped teacher development and school culture.Professional Development Principal Prep and PD: What Works and What's Being Left OutDecades of research has clarified what effective principals need to know and where training programs succeed or lag.Professional Development Opinion How to Build Your Own Professional DevelopmentThe authors of a self-directed learning guide for educators of multilingual learners talk about how teachers can hone their craft.Professional Development Opinion Want Successful Professional Development? Try Promoting CuriositySome hallmarks of fruitful PD include partnering with colleagues and asking students to take part.Professional Development Opinion The Importance of 'Learner-Centered' Professional DevelopmentThe best PD sessions help teachers learn by doing and steer clear of sit-and-get presentations.Professional Development Opinion Professional Development Doesn't Have to Be Boring and PainfulStudents and subject-matter experts offer some of the best professional development.SponsorThis content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.As the US continues to become more diverse, school leaders are standing firm in their commitments to create inclusive learning environments...Professional Development Opinion Education Might Be Awash in Jargon, But Don’t Ignore ‘Pracademia’The term may help bridge the gap between research and its impact on student achievement.Professional Development 'Ambassadors of Hope': Why Past Leaders Lean on Their Fellow HonoreesFormer Leaders To Learn From say they've relied on their fellow honorees for inspiration, support, and new insights during the pandemic.Professional Development Opinion Can't Get Along? Here Are 5 Skills Needed for Every School-Based TeamTeachers often don’t know why they’re part of a PLC or school leadership team. Here’s how to change that.Professional Development Reports Principal Professional Development: Results of a National SurveyThis report examines results from a survey asking principals to share their views regarding professional development and training.Professional Development Letter to the Editor Train Educators to Help Students Experiencing Homelessness and Mental-Health CrisesMany students experiencing homelessness also face mental-health crises. Train teachers to help them, says this letter to the editor.Professional Development Opinion Embracing the Power of Video Use in Teacher EvaluationsLearn how one district championed using video for teacher reviews with the full support of its teachers' union.Professional Development Quiz How Much Do You Know About Instructional Coaching?Answer 7 questions to see how much you know about instructional coaching.Professional Development Online Summit What's Next for Professional Development: An Overview for PrincipalsJoin fellow educators and administrators in this discussion on professional development for principals and administrators.