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School Leadership: Resource Roundup

For principals and other school administrators, this list of videos, blogs, and articles includes advice and tips on effective leadership strategies, partnering with teachers, and cultivating and retaining strong leaders.

The Coaching Model

Schools can learn a lesson from sports coaches about the value of personalized instruction for identifying areas of growth and optimizing student performance.

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5 Strategic Tips for First-Year Administrators

For admins just starting out, it's helpful to establish relationships, visit classrooms, understand others, flatten the hierarchy, and become an active social media presence.

When Teachers and Administrators Collaborate

See what it looks like when a district that has a strong collaborative culture undertakes a major initiative like implementing the Common Core.

Why Quality Professional Development for Teachers Matters

Providing high-quality professional development for teachers may be the most important thing schools can do to improve students learning.


Student Surveys: Using Student Voice to Improve Teaching and Learning

Last comment 2 weeks 5 days ago
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21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons

Last comment 2 days 9 hours ago
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7 Steps to Becoming a Data-Driven School

Last comment 1 week 6 days ago
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21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons

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5 Ways to Create a Strong Parent Partnership

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 06:00
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5 Characteristics of an Effective School Team

Check out these tips for growing powerful leadership teams that can transform schools.

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Creative Destruction in Teaching (and the Ongoing Relevance of Teachers)

"Industrial mutation," rather than making teachers obsolete, uniquely positions us to empower students to change the world with the new tools in their hands.

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Professional Learning Opportunities and the Teachers They Create

Professional learning is most effective when educators have the option to personalize the experience and communicate meaningfully with other educators who share their focus.

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When Social, Emotional, and Character Development Goes Statewide

In late May, on the campus of Rider University, the New Jersey Alliance for Social, Emotional, and Character Development (NJASECD) held their eighth annual conference. The theme was "Character: A Must for Everyone, Everywhere, in Academics,...

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Value-Added Measures (VAMs) and Instructor Effectiveness: Unpacking the Debate

To better understand the debate about tying teacher effectiveness to student test performance, look at the VAMs system and how it is used.

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Do You Have 21/21 Vision?

To develop students' 21st-century skills, each school must determine the best outcomes and work toward them in ways appropriate and relevant to the community.

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Teacherpreneurs: We're Here to Inspire

Teacherpreneurs inspire their students in many ways, such as connection, appreciation, valuing feedback, expecting grit, and modeling good relationships, growth mindset, and ownership.

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Cultivating a New Leadership Archetype

Transformative school leaders embrace creativity and play, reimagine meetings, promote a culture of celebration through their daily interactions, and maintain their own health and spirit.

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Leadership Lessons: Ten Ideas to Take into 2012

Elementary school principal Lori Cullen shares her most valuable lessons of the past year.

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How the School of the Future Got It Right

This New York City middle and high school measures the full range of student ability through formative assessments, presentations, exhibitions, and tests -- and they put a strong focus on "authentic" tasks that are tied to the real world.

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School Leaders: 6 Strategies for Retaining New Teachers

Whether you’re a teacher leader, an instructional coach, or an administrator, here are six things you can do to retain teachers who are new to your school or to the profession.

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Open Space Technology: Decision by Inclusion

See where Edcamps and Unconferences got their start with Open Space Technology, an inclusive decision-making model for crowdsourcing the best ideas in your school or classroom.

4 144 9,503 views
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How Can High-Poverty Schools Connect With Students?

In high-poverty schools, it's critical to establish caring relationships, supporting students through advisory programs, create smaller learning environments, and encourage participation in extracurricular activities.

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The Dances of Student Discipline

Teachers, when it comes to student discipline: Do you do the foxtrot, the tango, or swing dance?

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