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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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Advice for Special Ed Leadership?

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A Letter to My New Principal

Last comment 2 days 1 hour ago
19 2,440 30,397 views

The Tuning Protocol: A Framework for Personalized Professional Development

Last comment 1 day 3 hours ago
2 935 12,458 views

Want to Improve a District? Let Teachers Lead the Way

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 13:20
11 6,375 10,931 views

A Letter to My New Principal

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 11:06
19 2,440 30,397 views

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A group of teachers chat over coffee.
Article

7 Easy Ways to Improve School-Wide Communication

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

643 5,980 views
A teacher and a group of students stand in a circle holding hands.
Article

Lessons Learned From Great Schools Around the World

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

3,429 7,225 views
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Article

A Principal’s Perspective: The Importance of School Culture

Building a strong school culture helps breed student success.

4 2,910 12,209 views
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Article

Why Restorative Practices Benefit All Students

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

2 14,161 32,141 views
Hands of all colors raised in unison
Article

School Leaders: Having Conversations About Equity

Faculty discussions on race and equity can get uncomfortable and emotional—and that's okay.

2 767 5,481 views
Three educators are sitting at a paper-covered table, reading and taking notes.
Article

5 Strategies for Creating a Mission-Driven Learning Community

Start with yourself. Model what it means to be a lifelong learner.

3 534 2,741 views
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Article

Process Improvement in the Substitute Teacher Office

Administrators can practice the technique of process improvement by starting with just one task—sourcing substitutes.

2 94 714 views

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Article

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 4,613 53,319 views
7 adults are surrounding two long tables pushed together. One is sitting, looking at his laptop. The rest are standing, some talking to each other, and some looking at their phones.
Article

Transform Your Staff Meetings, Engage Your Faculty

Remix and energize your school staff meetings by suggesting fresh approaches, making them meaningful, drawing on everyone's genius, and generating inspiring documentation for the community.

1 790 50,080 views
Article

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.

29 2,196 47,589 views
Three elementary school children sitting together at a table in class coloring with markers
Article

Why Social and Emotional Learning Is Essential for Students

Learn more about the critical role that social and emotional learning plays in promoting student success.

4 924 44,350 views
Man sitting in a chair talkling to two other people.
Article

5 Questions That Promote Student Success in High-Poverty Schools

High-poverty schools can meet student, professional, and system learning agendas by strengthening instructional framework, targeted interventions, reading proficiency, reflective practice, and data-based inquiry.

2 3,496 40,612 views
A photo of a group of elementary students looking out a window, waving and smiling.
Article

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.

17 1,605 39,616 views
Article

An Open Letter to Principals: 5 Leadership Strategies for the New Year

Eric Sheninger shares his ideas on leadership during challenging times.

9 1,480 39,616 views

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