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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.

A photo of a group of elementary students looking out a window, waving and smiling.

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.

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A Letter to My New Principal

Last comment 1 day 10 hours ago
32 2,445 30,397 views

Advice for Special Ed Leadership?

Last comment 1 week 6 days ago
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The Tuning Protocol: A Framework for Personalized Professional Development

Last comment 6 days 49 min ago
2 935 12,458 views

A Letter to My New Principal

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 11:06
32 2,445 30,397 views

Want to Improve a District? Let Teachers Lead the Way

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 13:20
11 6,413 10,931 views

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The Tough Work of Improving School Culture

It isn’t always easy to shift to a teacher-driven, collaborative school culture—but it is worthwhile. Here’s one way to do it.

1 1,540 8,597 views
Photo of Antwan Wilson, a black male educator smiling in a suit.
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The Crisis in Black Education: Focusing on Young People’s Strengths

Washington, DC’s new chancellor stresses the importance of high expectations and wrap-around support for black students.

633 1,888 views
A side profile of a black educator smiling. The background is out of focus, showing three other black educators standing.
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The Crisis in Black Education: Crafting Mirrors Where Kids Can See Themselves

A veteran educator shares his strategies for getting more black male teachers in front of black students.

2 2,500 2,683 views
A teacher in a graduation gown is carrying a high school graduate in cap and gown, both are smiling, posing for a photo.
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‘The Anger Pushed Me Through’: On Founding a School

Jose Luis Navarro, a principal and former California Teacher of the Year, shares his struggles and successes working with disadvantaged students in Los Angeles.

5 1,731 3,986 views
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6 Paths to Better Leadership

School leaders can undertake these six key tasks to make a difference in the lives of their students and improve school communities. 

6 1,185 23,171 views
A smiling teacher stands in front of a whiteboard collecting ideas from several seated students.
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Every School Should Tell Its Story

There’s value in collecting and curating the stories that unfold in our schools and our students.

4 733 5,481 views
Students work at the help desk while administrators look on.
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Networked: How Today’s Education Leaders Make Decisions

Rapid changes in technology are pushing school administrators to turn to their peers to solve some of their toughest ed-tech challenges.

2 828 1,993 views

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8 Tips for Schools Interested in Restorative Justice

Restorative justice promotes a positive, orderly school environment. Students and all members of the school community can learn and practice self-discipline, empathy, and accountability.

14 1,174 74,477 views
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Teacher Development Research Review: Keys to Educator Success

Teacher Development Research Table of Contents: Introduction Keys to Educator Success

1,083 74,247 views
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10 Big Ideas of School Leadership

Middle school principal Mike McCarthy shares 30 years of wisdom on how to run a school well.

41 961 68,267 views
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The Seven Steps to Becoming a 21st Century School or District

Ken Kay, CEO of EdLeader21, kicks off a two-month blog series on how education leaders can build critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity into their educational system.

12 1,235 62,787 views
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What Neuroscience Reveals About Bullying by Educators

Neuroscientific evidence suggests lasting damage to the brains of teenagers subject to the so-called benefits of "tough love" practiced by educators.

38 913 57,804 views
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Creating a Culture of Integrity in the Classroom

Students develop academic honesty when you build their moral vocabulary, respond appropriately to cheating, use meaningful quotes, and inspire them to believe in themselves.

8 1,660 57,306 views
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10 Tips for Delivering Awesome Professional Development

Having clear objectives and starting on time are some of the tips one expert offers for creating effective professional development for teachers.

5 1,299 53,568 views

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