My granddaddy used to say, “Tighten up every little chance you get. ‘Better’ doesn’t happen all by itself.” That’s probably true in all areas of life. But it’s especially true for school leaders. So here are three fundamental areas to help you become a better school leader. Communicate Effectively Effective communication is critical, both in… Continue reading Better By Accident?
School districts have the unique opportunity and challenge of educating the diverse population they serve. We know there is compelling research on the impact that professional learning communities have on student achievement. As a result, shouldn’t all school districts take on the challenge of doing this work at the district level to ensure all of… Continue reading Leading the PLC Journey at the District Office
Do everything you ask of those you command. —General George S. Patton Should principals teach? The answer is found in another question… Do principals lead teachers? Yes. Then yes, a principal should spend time in classrooms applying a hand at the teaching craft. According to the Rand Corporation, “Principals need skills that enable them to evaluate… Continue reading Principals, Teach Again!
How prepared are principals to be leaders of “assessment for learning”? And why do we need leadership in this area?