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Mar 23, 2015

Being a teacher. Being a leader. Why can't we have both?

There are many components of extra duties and contributing factors that a teacher contributes to make a school successful. We just didn’t call it district leadership, or shared leadership, and they weren’t paid for it.

  • Teacher Leadership
  • Quality Educators
  • Professional Development
Jan 8, 2015

Leading for Learning: Supporting principals as effective instructional leaders

Among all school-related factors, leaders are second only to teachers in their impact on student learning. But a principal’s day-to-day practice often looks very different. Faced with a myriad of pressures and responsibilities driven by the political, social, and economic landscape in public education, school leaders often lack time and support to improve instruction.

  • Teacher Preparation
  • Teacher Leadership
  • School Leadership
  • Staffing
  • Career Pathways
  • Professional Development
  • Administrator Resources
Dec 3, 2013

Supporting teachers and students—regardless of their zip code

Too often new teachers enter the Disillusionment Phase as a result of a ‘sink or swim’ experience where they have been thrown into a new profession and assume sole responsibility for the learning of 30 or more students with very little support —even the best and brightest new educators struggle.

  • Teacher Preparation
  • Career Pathways
  • Professional Development
Aug 27, 2013

What does Finland do for teachers?

I ran across a dear friend, an English teacher, who was in the midst of a week-long “Curriculum Camp” where he and his English colleagues were reading books and discussing how to teach them and how to integrate their instruction with the learning these teachers know students will do in other classes. 

  • Professional Development
Jul 24, 2013

Playworks: A positive recess experience

In addition to reducing bullying and helping to clear the way for improved classroom learning, a positive recess experience has other important benefits. Earlier this year, the American Academy of Pediatrics pointed to the indispensable “cognitive, physical, emotional and social benefits” that recess delivers to children.

  • Professional Learning
  • Professional Development

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