The Learning Principal, Winter 2012, Vol. 7, No. 2

Strategic opportunities: Matrix helps principals support multiple teacher teams

Research shows that effective leaders are shifting from management and control to strategic support. The assistance matrix is a planning tool to help principals or administrative teams offer the differentiated assistance they provide across multiple teams and team leaders. Discover how this new tool leverages the full range of existing settings and contact points within a building and translates them into opportunities for assistance. (Available to the public.)
By Bradley A. Ermeling

Advancing the standards: Articulate a clear vision for beliefs and practices

See how teachable points of view, which are defined as articulations of beliefs and principles related to one's practice, demonstrate alignment with the Leadership standard when they are shared within and beyond schools. (Available to the public.)
By Frederick Brown

In practice: Collaboration moves culture from 'gotcha' to continuous improvement

Darla Reid, principal at Marvin Baker Middle School in Corpus Christi, Texas, reflects on the power of professional learning communities and how they contributed to her school's many successes, including a 2010 Blue Ribbon designation. (Available to the public.)
By Anthony Armstrong

Tool: Assistance matrix

Use this planning tool to identify opportunities to support multiple teams and team leaders within a building.

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