Transatlantic teamwork: Teachers in Finland and Alberta, Canada, swap experience to fuel improvement

By Valerie von Frank

High schools in Finland and Canada have formed a collaborative partnership based on the hypothesis that the real work of reform occurs at the school level, not the system. Read how this project exemplifies Andy Hargreaves and Dennis Shirley's "fourth way" to raise student achievement by emphasizing long-term gains over short-term fixes, inspiration and innovation over top-down accountability, and collective responsibility over competition.

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Advancing the standards: Coaches are the multipliers that schools need

By Jacqueline Kennedy

Jacqueline Kennedy uses Liz Wiseman's book, Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter to illustrate how the Leadership standard guides coaches to amplify the strengths and capabilities of the people around them and inspire others to surpass expectations.

In practice: How do you approach coaching at a districtwide level?

By Valerie von Frank

Kim Conway, elementary literacy specialist with the Parma City (Ohio) School District, shares her districts new initiatives to ensure coaching and learning consistency in each building.

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