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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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  • Supporting Teachers in Implementing Professional Learning

    A look at some ways schools and districts can provide ongoing support as teachers use new strategies in the classroom.
    Michelle Blanchet
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  • A Guide to Psychological Safety for Educators

    A school administrator discusses the concept of psychological safety and how it applies in schools.
  • 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.
    33.4k
  • 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.
    38.1k
  • Designing a Welcoming Administrator’s Office

    These ideas help school leaders arrange their offices to facilitate conversation and collaboration and to celebrate students and learning.
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  • 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.
    32.6k
  • Setting Up Meetings to Empower Teachers

    Meetings can feel useful and productive when teachers have time to focus on solutions and interact with new resources.
    207
  • Making Sure Each Child Is Known

    A middle school in Nevada uses a simple strategy to build deeper connections between teachers and students.
    63.2k
  • 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.
    23.3k
  • 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.
    57k
  • How School Leaders Can Pave the Way for Productive Use of AI

    Leveraging technology to advance teaching and learning promotes a culture of inquiry at school.
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  • 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
  • Effective Transition Assessment for Students With Disabilities

    A mandatory assessment process is a crucial step in ensuring students’ success after high school.
    255
  • 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?
    7.7k
  • 5 Ways to Protect Your Time as a School Leader

    These strategies can help school leaders proactively manage their time instead of reactively responding to every request as it comes in. 
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