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Celebrating principals and their powerful leadership practices

By Frederick Brown | October 26, 2017

Having been an assistant principal and principal, I’m embarrassed to admit I don’t remember much about the principals I had in school. I literally had to look back at my […]

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Send the message that learning is for leaders, too

By Scott Laurence | July 20, 2017

Good professional learning is not only important for teachers, it’s also vital for principals and assistant principals.

Learning leadership requires a supportive culture—and a focus on students

By Eric Celeste Celeste | July 6, 2017

A supportive culture energizes participants in Learning Leaders for Learning Schools, an intensive professional learning cohort for a group of Phoenix-area principals and district office personnel.

Charting a course for the change process: Learning strategies for sails, surfers, and anchors

By Dawn Wilson | April 4, 2017

Change is a challenge. Read about the different ways your team members will respond to change and how to address each type to ensure learning.

What do teachers need in professional learning?

By Tracy Crow | March 29, 2016

A panel of educators recently discussed the question of teacher agency in professional learning hosted by Learning Forward and the National Commission on Teaching & America’s Future. The organizations co-published Moving from Compliance to Agency: What Teachers Need to Make Professional Learning Work, a white paper that explores the importance of amplifying teacher voice in professional learning and outlines strategies to do so.

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Lessons on professional learning from Star Wars

By Dawn Wilson | January 14, 2016

What can educators learn from Star Wars? You do not have to inhabit a galaxy far, far away to learn lessons about effective professional learning. In fact, the most effective professional learning occurs within your own educational sphere, so here are six lessons to transform learning in your own universe.

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