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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.

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Transparency: Bullying Redefined and Identified

Last comment 2 weeks 2 days ago
6 242 3,239 views

Addressing Chronic Absenteeism

Last comment 4 weeks 9 hours ago
13 535 26,660 views

The Graduate Profile: A Focus on Outcomes

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 10:00
2 139 1,626 views

Fostering Creativity With Makerspaces

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 06:00
3 528 11,212 views

Want to Improve a District? Let Teachers Lead the Way

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 13:20
2 5,120 9,646 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. 

5 1,174 23,171 views
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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.

4 734 5,481 views
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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.

2 336 1,993 views
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7 Easy Ways to Improve School-Wide Communication

Surprisingly simple ideas to improve communication, from informal teacher huddles to professional culture surveys.

412 5,980 views
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Lessons Learned From Great Schools Around the World

A former teacher discusses what he learned in his travels across four continents.

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A Principal’s Perspective: The Importance of School Culture

Building a strong school culture helps breed student success.

4 2,577 12,209 views
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Why Restorative Practices Benefit All Students

Punitive discipline can be harmful and unfair—restorative practices offer hopeful solutions.

2 13,578 32,141 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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How Does Poverty Influence Learning?

Poverty-related factors that intervene in students' ability to learn include health and well-being, limited literacy and language development, access to material resources, and level of mobility.

9 2,748 57,804 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.

38 778 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.

8 784 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 1,294 53,568 views
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8 Tips to Create a Twitter-Driven School Culture

Administrators can create a more connected school culture by modeling Twitter use and encouraging staff to work, play, and learn through the medium.

24 4,612 53,319 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 1,087 53,070 views

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