Published from 2005 to 2013, this newsletter focuses on strengthening leadership practices and leading learning among all members of the school community.

The Learning Principal, April 2009, Vol. 4, No. 7

The Learning Principal, April 2009, Vol. 4, No. 7 Newsletters A learning community is built on trust By Valerie von Frank School leadership: Q & A: Turnaround doesn’t have to take years, just solid leadership By Valerie von Frank NSDC’s standards: Every child, every day, every opportunity By Pat Roy NSDC tool: Leadership strategies Download…

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The Learning Principal, March 2009, Vol. 4, No. 6

The Learning Principal, March 2009, Vol. 4, No. 6 Newsletters Talking the walk renews schools: The transformational leader links values to actions By Valerie von Frank School leadership: Q&A Teacher learning turns school from F to A in one year By Valerie von Frank NSDC’s standards: Don’t wait to find time–create it By Pat Roy…

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The Learning Principal, February 2009, Vol. 4, No. 5

The Learning Principal, February 2009, Vol. 4, No. 5 Newsletters Landmark study examines U.S. professional learning: Findings point the way to improving student achievement By Stephanie Hirsh School Leadership: Q&A: Teachers encouraged to lead their own professional learning By Valerie von Frank Focus on NSDC’s Standards: Become a Martian anthropologist By Pat Roy NSDC Tool:…

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The Learning Principal, December/January 2009, Vol. 4, No. 4

The Learning Principal, December/January 2009, Vol. 4, No. 4 Newsletters Classroom walk-throughs: Learning to see the trees and the forests By Howard Pitler , with Bryan Goodwin Q&A: High-performing schools require taking risks, sharing responsibility By Valerie von Frank SDC’s standards: Focus on the instructional core By Pat Roy NSDC tool: Classroom walk-throughs Download Full…

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The Learning Principal, November 2008, Vol. 4, No. 3

The Learning Principal, November 2008, Vol. 4, No. 3 Newsletters The gift of time: Schools get creative to carve out collaborative time for teachers By Valerie von Frank  Q & A: Professional learning communities change school culture By Valerie von Frank Focus on NSDC’s standards: I am the captain of my ship By Pat Roy …

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The Learning Principal, October 2008, Vol. 4, No. 2

The Learning Principal, October 2008, Vol. 4, No. 2 Newsletters Tap into experience: Teachers take the lead in school reform By Valerie von Frank Q & A: Vision, communication keys to leading with coaches By Valerie von Frank What concerns do you have? By Pat Roy  NSDC tool: Stages of concern Download Full Issue

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The Learning Principal, September 2008, Vol. 4, No. 1

The Learning Principal, September 2008, Vol. 4, No. 1 Newsletters ‘Hope is not a strategy’: Coaching is effective at closing the gap in Georgia school By Joan Richardson  Q & A: Continuous learning fuels school’s success By Valerie von Frank Focus on NSDC’s standards: Your choice: Minor course corrections or getting lost? By Pat Roy …

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The Learning Principal, May 2008, Vol. 3, No. 8

The Learning Principal, May 2008, Vol. 3, No. 8 Newsletters Making the most of professional learning communities By Jay McTighe  Q & A: Clear focus changes school’s direction By Valerie von Frank  Focus on NSDC’s standards: Community involvement: Do more and do it better By Pat Roy NSDC tool: Examples of possible action research projects…

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The Learning Principal, April 2008, Vol. 3, No. 7

The Learning Principal, April 2008, Vol. 3, No. 7 Newsletters Principals cultivate support to nurture new teachers By Joan Richardson  Q & A: High expectations lead to high learning By Valerie von Frank  Focus on NSDC’s standards: It’s lonely at the top By Pat Roy  NSDC tool: Developing a partnership agreement between a mentor and…

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The Learning Principal, March 2008, Vol. 3, No. 6

The Learning Principal, March 2008, Vol. 3, No. 6 Newsletters With the right strategies, data analysis bears fruit By Jennifer L. Steele , Kathryn Parker Boudett Q & A: Building community, empowering teachers brings higher achievement By Valerie von Frank Focus on NSDC’s standards: Heroic efforts: Maintain a focus on priorities By Pat Roy NSDC…

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