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Administration & Leadership

Discover the challenges, strategies, and triumphs of troubleshooting, guiding, and inspiring not just a classroom, but an entire academic community.

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  • Mentoring the Mentor

    Experienced teachers can be wonderful mentors for novices, but it’s important to also give them support when they need it.
    Thuong Horne
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  • How Assistant Principals Can Influence School Climate

    Assistant principals are in a good position to build relationships with students, observe group dynamics, and prevent conflict before it starts.
  • 3 Ways Administrators Can Include Teachers in Decision-Making

    Administrators can strengthen relationships at their schools by inviting teachers to participate in the decisions that concern them most.
    1.5k
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    Too Much Focus on ‘Learning Loss’ Will Be a Historic Mistake

    Learning loss is real and needs to be addressed, but how we go about it should be commensurate with the size of the moment.
    32k
  • Illustration concept for deemphasizing F grades

    The Case Against Zeros in Grading

    Teachers can rethink their grading practices to make them more mathematically fair for students and allow for redemption for a missed assignment.
    29.9k
  • How Administrators Can Help Prevent Teacher Burnout

    By communicating schoolwide expectations, supporting teacher decisions, and protecting instructional time, administrators can help avoid teacher burnout.
    1.2k
  • 4 Steps to Build Schoolwide Capacity in the Science of Learning

    The science of learning encompasses findings in several fields, and these steps help demystify it and encourage gradual adoption—one strategy at a time.
    187
  • Under the careful watch of principal Keith Moore (r) and a staffer, in-person learning resumes for the first time since March at Campbell Elementary in Austin.

    Schools, Not Teachers, Must Reduce Stress and Burnout—Here’s How

    Educators’ health and well-being should be prioritized in school culture; school leaders can help create the conditions for that.
    37.2k
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    Defending a Teacher’s Right to Disconnect

    Remember personal time? For many educators, technology has driven it toward extinction—and it’s time to get serious about reclaiming it.
    22.7k
  • An Administrator’s Strategy for Calming Disruptive Students so They Can Stay in Class

    When an administrator is called in to deal with a disruptive student, the situation is serious. This is a model for helping the student calm down so they can remain in class.
    7.6k
  • Bringing Teachers Into Instructional Leadership Teams

    It’s essential for school leaders to find ways to include and strengthen teacher voice in instructional decision-making processes.
    671
  • How School Leaders Can Rebalance Teachers’ Job Demands and Resources

    Teachers are experiencing increasing demands on their time and decreasing resources to meet those demands. Here’s a way to put things back in balance.
    3k
  • How School Leaders Can Support Effective Professional Development

    A professional development specialist and a principal describe how they work together to ensure that PD is meaningful.
  • Teachers (and Students) Can Only Take So Much

    Rather than push more content and new initiatives, this year teachers and administrators should consider scaling back.
    11.5k
  • A teacher hugs her student.

    The Power of Being Seen

    How well do you know your students? In a Nevada school, a simple strategy pushes teachers to look beyond the lessons.
    68.4k

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