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The Power of Student Voices

February 14, 2019

“Those teachers who are the students of their own impact are the teachers who are the most influential in raising students’ achievement.” –John Hattie Everything we do at Mills Teacher Scholars focuses on helping teachers...

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Bringing Books to Life

February 13, 2019

As a Kindergarten teacher I struggle with the concept of reading a book out loud more than once. I worry that students will be bored out of their minds, lying on the carpet, disengaged as they hear a...

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Favorite Books on Teaching and Coaching

February 13, 2019

We know how valuable a good book recommendation can be especially from people in the know. So here are a few beloved resources that our Coaching Inquiry Network participants recently shared along with...

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2019-20 Adult Learning Courses Now Open

January 30, 2019

There are many ways to partner with Mills Teacher Scholars: pursue certification, enroll in leadership courses, or become a partner site. Our 2019-20 courses are now open. Have questions? Contact Jennifer Ahn, Director of Network Partnerships,...

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What does it mean to create the conditions for adult learning?

December 14, 2018 | Carrie Wilson

Educational programs and best practice strategies have flooded schools and districts over the past two decades, yet, too often, the promised success is illusory. The effectiveness of programs and strategies to support learning hinges on the strength of both the...

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Mandates vs. Meaningful Learning

December 13, 2018 | Fleur McJilton

  I am an instructional coach in an urban East Bay district where nearly one in three of our students are English Learners (EL). At the outset of this year, the teachers at the three school sites whom I coach...