Beginning a Schoolwide High Expectations Initiative

In the last 11 years in my work as a curriculum and assessment coach, as an assistant principal and now as a principal, I have had the opportunity to be in a lot of classrooms. I’ve seen instruction from teachers who consistently achieve incredible growth and high achievement from their students year after year no… Continue reading Beginning a Schoolwide High Expectations Initiative

Instructional Leadership, 5 Keys

Instructional leadership represents the work leaders do as they create the learning environment where staff members feel empowered, take risks and change practices to best meet the learning needs of students. Here are the key components of instructional leadership. In this blog post, I want to focus on Instructional Leadership including: What does instructional leadership… Continue reading Instructional Leadership, 5 Keys

Keeping the Ball Rolling: Maintaining Momentum and Urgency in a PLC

The generation of innovative ideas and practices are often propelled through attendance at professional learning sessions where engaging practitioners and experts share their knowledge. Participants leave energized and excited; ready to get back to their schools to implement the new learning. All too often, without a systematic and consistent approach present within the culture of… Continue reading Keeping the Ball Rolling: Maintaining Momentum and Urgency in a PLC

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