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A three-step program introduces teachers to student learning objectives, offers a focus lesson in a real-life classroom, and follows up with a facilitator-guided discussion.
From the director, By Stephanie Hirsh (Available to the public.)
Leader Voices: Principals reflect on the evolution of their leadership. More than a decade of school leadership research from The Wallace Foundation highlights not only the critical role of the principal but also the practices that effective school leaders undertake. Meet three successful school leaders and learn about their growth as leaders and how they...
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Learning Forward’s 2012-13 e-learning series resumes in January with programs designed to strengthen leadership capacity of educators across all levels. Beginning Jan. 17, author and national school improvement consultant Linda Munger facilitates Building Capacity With School Leadership Teams, a five-week discussion of the school leadership team’s role in building capacity through job-embedded, school-centered professional learning....
Kenneth Salim on seizing opportunities to lead
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Culture's influence on behavior doesn't stop at the classroom door. (Available to the public.)
From the editor, By Tracy Crow (Available to the public.)
In this expanded tool section, eight pages of IC maps outline the three key ideas of the Leadership standard and how they look in practice.
Professional development will not serve all educators well unless leaders at each level make professional learning their business, advocating for it individually and collectively.
National programs such as New Leaders and School Leaders Network have developed expertise in ways to combine videos of practices proven to drive student gains with critical self-reflection and job-embedded application.
The ideas, resources, and routines of the New Jersey Network of Superintendents combine with other factors to influence the instructional core in one district.
The Teach Plus T3 Initiative recruits, develops, and supports teams of high-performing teachers to teach and lead in low-performing schools and ultimately accelerate student learning.
For rural schools and districts struggling to meet the same standards as their urban and suburban counterparts, the key is to find and encourage teacher leaders who can use their expertise to help their school or district do more with less. (Available to the public.)
A report by The Wallace Foundation offers lessons on how to address weaknesses in leadership training: Be selective in recruiting candidates, build instructional leadership, involve states and districts, and support principals on the job. This article is sponsored by The Wallace Foundation. (Available to the public.)
Anthony Muhammad, author and school leadership expert, shares his strategies for leadership: Model learning, experiment with ideas, create a healthy culture, understand people and pedagogy, and embrace scholarship.
Meet three successful school leaders and learn about their growth as leaders and how they make professional learning a part of the everyday work of schools.
Connecting the Standards for Professional Learning, Principals and the Common Core
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Technology constantly creates new opportunities for professional learning. Never have those developments been as important as they are now, during the COVID-19 pandemic. This issue examines how strategies like online mentoring, bug-in-ear coaching, virtual collaboration, and video observation have built educator capacity before and during the pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed school as we know it. As we face an unpredictable future, professional learning has never been more urgent. This issue highlights some of the ways educators are learning and evolving to meet the shifting needs of students and staff as schools close, shift online, reopen, and prepare for whatever lies ahead.
Learning professionals challenge themselves to stretch and grow while staying grounded in the fundamentals. This issue is about achieving a solid foothold in best practices so you can succeed with the basics and beyond.
Student needs are at the center of strong professional learning and excellent teaching, but student voices rarely are. This issue examines how students’ perspectives can inform professional learning and what educators can gain as a result. It goes straight to the source to share insights from student authors as well as educators.