This is the third in a series of three posts. Check out Teams—Don’t Go It Alone and Teams—Build a Team to see the latest in the series!
Teams, in many ways, are like performance automobiles. It takes time to build one. There is great care and
Coaching has become an important professional learning methodology for educators in recent years (van Nieuwerburgh & Barr, 2017). Initiatives designed to enhance teaching practice have been the focus of many programs, whether the coaching is provided by peers or by specialist instructional coaches (Knight, 2007).
Why have teams? Teams share the load. Many hands make for lighter work. But beyond that, there is a psychological power to teams. Teams allow individuals to find an identity in teams that is greater than himself or herself as an individual. Teams become an
Collaboration. It’s a word we have a lot about, and often believe we do it, but it seems to be more about getting it done than getting it done right. Why? As leaders, we want teachers to collaborate with each other or around our ideas,
Whether you realize it or not, you’ve been spotting genius all school year. That time your inbox chimed with a student’s 14th or 15th comic strip submission, months after the lesson was complete. Or the teacher you might call a “word ninja” owing to her
Whether you realize it or not, you’ve been spotting native genius all school year. That time your inbox chimed with a student’s 14th or 15th comic strip submission, months after the lesson was complete. Or the teacher you might call a “word ninja” owing to
Assessment supports everything we do in schools. Without quality assessment practices that produce accurate data, we can’t determine the strengths and needs of our students or how to differentiate in their learning; which schools are performing well and which need assistance; and what programs and
In your work as a school leader, you have probably found yourself in situations that caused some anxiety or fear. You struggled to do the right thing according to your core values but the fallout might bring some negative consequence for you or your school.
The power of a growth mindset can transform teaching and learning, but it also is critical for school leaders. A growth mindset is not exclusive to teachers, students, and parents. In fact, school leaders with a growth mindset empower the school and provide rich and
When superintendents take the Future Ready Pledge, they’re saying “yes” to the implementation of personalized, research-based digital learning strategies so all students achieve their full potential. My hope is these leaders recognize the importance of aligning technology with effective instructional strategies to support teaching and