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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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Transparency: Bullying Redefined and Identified

Last comment 2 weeks 4 days ago
6 242 3,239 views

Fostering Creativity With Makerspaces

Last comment 5 days 14 hours ago
3 528 11,212 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

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School Leaders: Having Conversations About Equity

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

2 768 5,481 views
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Article

5 Strategies for Creating a Mission-Driven Learning Community

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

3 535 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
A diverse group of kids look at a globe together.
Article

How Leaders Can Improve Their Schools’ Cultural Competence

Helping students learn to accept differences is one way to overcome the hate we see in so many facets of our society today.

1,105 5,232 views
A dad is sitting at the kitchen table with a laptop in front of him, looking at paper in his hand in frustration. His son is sitting behind him, looking at his phone.
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5 Ways to Create a Strong Parent Partnership

A former middle school teacher and parent of a middle school student shares her regrets in hopes of helping other secondary school teachers avoid the same mistakes.

1 437 2,492 views
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7 Steps to Becoming a Data-Driven School

Learn to access the right data: the why (why do your students not get it?) and the how (how can you reteach content to stick?).

5 218 11,461 views
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SEL Now: Moving From Heaviness to Hope

Responding to violence and despair, Atlanta's superintendent advocates a national program of social-emotional learning that would teach students to embrace empathy, communication, and respect.

39 1,993 views

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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.

1 275 50,080 views
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Building Staff Rapport With Flash Lessons

A hands-on administrator asks teachers to become students for a class period and, at his prompting, model trust, academic risk taking, and camaraderie.

31 7,433 48,585 views
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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 1,226 47,589 views
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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.

4 846 44,350 views
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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 3,474 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 1,259 39,616 views
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An Open Letter to Principals: 5 Leadership Strategies for the New Year

Eric Sheninger shares his ideas on leadership during challenging times.

9 1,479 39,616 views

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