Jo beth jimerson

Jo Beth Jimerson

Jo Beth Jimerson ( is a professor and the Betty F. Adams chair of education at Texas Christian University.

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    For years, I (Jo Beth) had a photo of a ship in a storm tacked above my desk. On it was this quote: “Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.” This was a reminder that skilled leaders steer safely even through storms, and that is true today. […]
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    School principals have a range of complex roles, but chief among them is instructional leadership. Instructional leadership itself is complex, as principals work at the intersection of standards, supervision approaches, coaching, and policies. Leading learning can be complicated further when principals work with teachers outside of their own areas of […]
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    At the heart of effective school leadership are robust instructional leadership practices. An emphasis on instructional leadership is neither new nor simple. We’ve spent the last several years talking with teachers, school leaders, and content experts about how they engage in instructional leadership and the challenges with which they struggle. […]
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