“At school, everyone’s job is to learn” has been a Learning Forward motto for many years.
It reminds us that continuous improvement in student learning requires that teachers, principals, and system leaders learn. Such learning is both team based and individualized.
That’s what it means to be a “learning organization.”
At school it’s everyone’s job to learn everyday by:
• reflecting on the effectiveness of his or her work, using various sources of evidence, and
• by engaging with colleagues to improve it.
In learning-focused schools, teachers and administrators:
• learn from students,
• learn from colleagues, and
• learn from supervisors.
What essential sources of professional learning have I missed?