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October 2018

Feature Article

When does coaching improve student achievement?

Coaching is a powerful approach to increasing student learning, but only when certain conditions are met. Here we describe lessons learned from research bout the essential "ingredients" and implementation of effective coaching programs. Read More

Content Matters

Content drives collective growth for educators and early learners

Through collaboration between the Institute for Learning (IFL) and the Early Childhood Department at Paterson Public Schools (PPS), we were able to deepen and enrich the math learning opportunities of early learners. This joint project funded by the Henry and Marilyn Taub Foundation* spanned two years and positioned math content as the driver of discussions between the early childhood master teachers and their teaching peers. Read More

Coaching Corner

Content-Focused Coaching: Founder points to coaching milestones

Donna DiPrima Bickel is the co-founder of the Institute for Learning's (IFL) Content-Focused Coaching® (CFC) literacy model, a senior fellow who has been with IFL since its inception, and a beloved colleague and mentor. She retired last month from the IFL leaving a lasting legacy and will be missed by all. What follows is a brief interview with Donna. Read More

Partner Spotlight

Building a coaching model that works

Through a three-year Institute of Education Sciences (IES) grant with the TN Department of Education, the Institute for Learning (IFL) and researchers at the Learning Research and Development Center explored and studied coaching in mathematics. From this work, the partnership further defined a model of coaching mathematics from the original IFL coaching model. Read More

IFL News

School improvement hub to improve writing instruction in Dallas

The Institute for Learning (IFL) in partnership with the Center for Urban Education (CUE) and the Learning Research and Development Center at the University of Pittsburgh and Dallas Independent School District will serve as a hub for a network of 12 Dallas ISD secondary schools serving predominantly African American, Latino, and low-income students with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Read More

Upcoming Events

Find us at national and local events.

IFL fellows and researchers will deliver keynote presentations and lead educative professional development sessions at national conferences throughout the year. We hope to see you at one of these events. Read More

Bridges To Learning

Research. Practice. Results.

BRIDGES connects educators with knowledge and research that shows every student can learn when provided cognitively challenging instructional opportunities and learning environments can flourish when collaboration is valued, voice is honored, and agency is realized. Download entire newsletter.

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