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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
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
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
Apr 3 2015

Millenial leadership meet Baby Boomer traditions

Leaders can start by blending a style that acknowledges those Baby Boomers who are accustomed to a certain style leadership—task centered and reluctant to change—while grooming the landscape for an influx of new talent that isn’t attached to any form of leadership, but intrinsically want feedback, collaboration, and relevance.

  • Teacher Preparation
  • Technology in Education
  • Equity and Diversity
  • Professional Learning
  • Quality Educators
  • Professional Development
May 6 2015

"Running with scissors" and innovating teacher assessments

Back in Colorado, there was a school superintendent who described the boldness of their reforms by saying, “We run with scissors.” They take chances and go for the big things in Denver and as a result, they are at the leading edge by trying new and different things.

  • Evaluation
  • Quality Educators
  • Professional Development
  • Policy

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