As I’ve talked with school principals over the past year, I’ve consistently heard three themes. First, principals recognize that their leadership matters now more than ever before, and they are stepping up to meet the needs of their teachers and students. Second, they realize that one of their important roles is building a supportive and […]
“We are stuck in logistics land,” is something I hear from instructional leaders I support almost daily. For many of us, this is all too true right now. Logistics are still very much the focus during this ongoing pandemic. Many schools are still having issues with poor Wi-Fi, lack of available devices, engaging students in […]
At this time last year, when we were planning 2020’s issues of The Learning Professional, we never could have predicted that the most popular articles of the next year would have titles like “Professional learning in a pandemic” and “Long distance leadership.” But as we all found ourselves confronting new realities and challenges, The Learning […]
When schools closed in the spring of 2020, school leaders were confronted with numerous questions that required their immediate attention, like how to provide food and computer access to students who didn’t have them and how to facilitate professional learning for remote teaching.
In the unprecedented crisis we’re all facing, educators need culturally responsive competencies more than ever. In situations of urgency, it’s human nature to default to old patterns and drop hard-won awareness practices. We can keep that from happening, and through this crisis become even more effective as culturally responsive practitioners. Who we are as individuals […]
On November 16, 2019, Learning Forward hosted a Twitter chat to discuss how to bridge the gap on instructional mismatch with experts Sarah Quebec Fuentes, associate professor of mathematics education, and Jo Beth Jimerson, associate professor of educational leadership at Texas Christian University. The chat was based on their article in the October issue of […]