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Administration & Leadership

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  • How a Morning Huddle Can Organize a Principal’s Day

    A brief morning ‘non-meeting’ of the school leadership team will ensure that everyone knows the priorities for the day.
    Paul G. Young
    716
  • Why Schools Should Stop Adding and Adopt a ‘Subtraction Mindset’

    When trying to solve problems, we rarely think of what to take away. As schools face new crises, is subtraction the secret weapon to getting them back on track?
    6.9k
  • Engaging Staff, Students, and Families: A Schoolwide Approach

    A look at how school leaders can get started bringing their community together to work toward shared goals.
    720
  • 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.
    31.1k
  • 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.
    37.5k
  • Illustration concept for growth

    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.
    32.5k
  • Illustration of hand holding wires

    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.
    23k
  • Eliminating Anti-Black Hair Policies at School

    Moving away from dress codes that ban natural Black hairstyles such as Afros and locs fosters a more inclusive community.
    160
  • Making Sure Each Child Is Known

    A middle school in Nevada uses a simple strategy to build deeper connections between teachers and students.
    63.1k
  • 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.
    59.6k
  • Israeli pupils wearing protective gear make their way to their classroom upon return to school after the COVID-19 lockdown, at Hashalom elementary in Mevaseret Zion, in the suburbs of Jerusalem, on May 3, 2020.

    Schools Are Opening Worldwide, Providing a Model for the U.S.

    Children are returning to school in countries that are weeks—or months—ahead of the U.S. in battling Covid-19. Here’s how it’s happening.
    30.1k
  • 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.
    7.8k
  • 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
  • Group of teachers meet in a classroom

    Building a Culture that Respects Teachers and Reduces Stress

    When teachers are given time to work closely with other teachers, and have achievable goals—school culture thrives.
    17.9k
  • 3 Ways to Ensure Teacher Buy-In for Big Changes

    Administrators should make sure that changes are truly necessary and get teachers’ input before altering curriculum or school procedures.
    236

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