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From What to How: Leading for Common Core Success at the School Level

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The Aspen Institute and The Achievement Network are addressing the pressing need to empower teachers to help students reach new levels of mastery with a collection of new resources. These materials meet educators where they are and spell out some straightforward steps school-based educators can take to turn Common Core vision into reality.


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APs: Some specific steps to help with the Common Core implementation process.

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Les Howard's curator insight, September 25, 2013 8:00 AM

A 75 minute video of a panel discussion sharing what schools need to do, and need to stop doing, to implement the Common Core.

This event — which includes a panel discussion — allows participants to learn about what’s happening in the field, what schools need to do (and stop doing) to succeed with Common Core, and what policy can do to measure and support progress. - See more at: http://www.aspeninstitute.org/video/what-how-leading-common-core-success-school-level#sthash.OAlP5Rqo.dpufThis event — which includes a panel discussion — allows participants to learn about what’s happening in the field, what schools need to do (and stop doing) to succeed with Common Core, and what policy can do to measure and support progress. - See more at: http://www.aspeninstitute.org/video/what-how-leading-common-core-success-school-level#sthash.OAlP5Rqo.dpuf
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Summer Learning Loss Statistics and Strategies to Reduce Impact

Summer Learning Loss Statistics and Strategies to Reduce Impact | Assistant Principal | Scoop.it
Did you know most students lose two months of knowledge in the summer? Find more statistics and how to promote summer learning in our guide.

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Mel Riddile's curator insight, April 30, 12:50 PM
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The summer reading slump...as teachers we know that learners will lose skills if they do not use them during the summer. This article (which includes a lengthy infographic) shares statistics about what may happen over one summer (and also shares long- term consequences).

Did you know that a learner at the end of Grade 6 whom has experienced summer learning loss over the years may be 2 years behind their peers?

Or that 2.6 months of math skills are lost over the summer?

Many schools are starting to prepare summer packets with the hope that learners will complete them over the summer. You may find that information in this infographic is worth sharing with parents. They may not be aware of the consequences of how much summer learning loss may impact their child.

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School Leadership in Action: 5 Principal Practices

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This video series follows 10 principals in four metropolitan areas through their workdays, showing how they use five practices of effective school leadership to improve teaching and learning in their classrooms. The practices, described in The School Principal as Leader, are based on more than a decade of Wallace-supported research to identify what successful principals do. The five-video series, produced by WNET, New York City’s PBS affiliate, is also available on the PBS LearningMedia website.

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if you are in the principal pipeline this is a great resource. 

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For Principals, Continuous Learning Critical to Career Success

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The need for more high-quality professional development for school leaders is gaining traction in local districts and with state and federal policymakers.

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"How Can I Coach a Resistant Teacher?" (Part 1)

"How Can I Coach a Resistant Teacher?" (Part 1) | Assistant Principal | Scoop.it

There's one request for advice that I receive more than any other from coaches: How can I coach a resistant teacher? Since I started this blog in the Fall of 2012, I've probably received over 50 emails with a version of this question. This week I'm going to post a series of responses. The first, below, is written by guest blogger Shane Safir, a colleague who works for the National Equity Project. Stay tuned this week for more on this challenge that many coaches encounter.


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Stephan Hughes's curator insight, June 17, 2013 10:23 PM

Resistant teachers - a term that may be a little over bar - I would go for simply preaching to the converted. But I am sure the insight will help all the same.

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8 Top Tips for Highly Effective PD

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Among the top strategies for highly effective professional development are making it useful, making it relevant, and making sure that teachers start practicing it ASAP.

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Building the Leadership Capacity of Assistant Principals

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Prince George’s County Public Schools (MD) is one of six districts supported by the Wallace Foundation to participate in the Principal Pipeline Initiative, which investigates the challenge of developing and supporting new principals. Hear how assistant principals are being developed and acquiring skills to become effective school leaders as they discuss their experiences with strategies and practices that strengthen school leadership.

Participants:
Jerenze Campbell, Supervisor, School Leadershi

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Transformative #Leadership and an #Innovation Culture

Transformative #Leadership and an #Innovation Culture | Assistant Principal | Scoop.it
The most effective leaders appreciate the distinctiveness of diverse opinions. They recognize groupthink is a common hazard of teams. Where innovation which a leader with withering self awareness c...

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7 kinds of social media posts educators and schools can use now

7 kinds of social media posts educators and schools can use now | Assistant Principal | Scoop.it
Social media is a free, powerful, safe way to spread positive news about education. Here are seven types of posts you can start using immediately.
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Some great examples of how you can get started or expand your use of social media to benefit your school community. 

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Developing a Positive School Climate to Prevent Bullying and Cyberbullying

Developing a Positive School Climate to Prevent Bullying and Cyberbullying | Assistant Principal | Scoop.it
This resource helps educators improve the climate at school to enhance student achievement, success, and productivity, but also to teach youth to be safe, smart, honest, and responsible while using technology.

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NASSP Center for New Principals's curator insight, March 29, 10:32 PM

There are a lot of excellent resources here...check them out!

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4 Ideas To Have A Successful First Year as Principal

4 Ideas To Have A Successful First Year as Principal | Assistant Principal | Scoop.it

#147205418 / gettyimages.com I am so intrigued with the number of people that are jumping into principal positions as I think it is truly one of the best jobs in the world.  It is also one of the the toughest.  Isolation within a school (even though that is a choice that we now make ourselves) has been kind of a norm in past years, so to have a shared focus as a school is foreign territory for many (including principals).  Yet with a constant focus on “change”, many principals bring people together, but often for the wrong reasons.  If you move to fast, that can often lead to strained relationships within a school and resentment towards the new “leader”.  As much as principals want to make it “our school”, many admin really try to make it “their school”, or at least, that is the picture that they paint to their staff.  Sometimes you need to move slow to go fast.


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Ann S. Michaelsen's curator insight, August 5, 2014 8:36 AM

Principals often want to make a splash with staff and bring in “gurus” to move them ahead, but I truly believe that most schools have everything they need within the building, we just have to find a way to bring it all together.  It is not that you shouldn’t look for outside help ever, as a differing perspective helps sometimes, but you should also balance that with having your own staff deliver professional development as well.  This builds capacity and relationships (see number one) within your building.

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4 Big Ideas Around the Connected Educator | Sch...

4 Big Ideas Around the Connected Educator | Sch... | Assistant Principal | Scoop.it
Cross posted to the Langwitches Blog by Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano We are in the middle of the Connected Educator Month. I am looking at 4 big ideas around the connected educator through the ...

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Duncan: America has no kids to spare

Duncan: America has no kids to spare | Assistant Principal | Scoop.it
All of our children deserve an equal chance to succeed.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 24, 8:07 PM

That is what makes teaching so important.

 

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New Studies Find : for Teachers, Experience Really Does Matter

New Studies Find : for Teachers, Experience Really Does Matter | Assistant Principal | Scoop.it
New research challenges the belief that teachers plateau early in their careers, suggesting instead their effectiveness grows over the first decade in the classroom and beyond.
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Dear Administrator: Flip Your Meeting?

Dear Administrator: Flip Your Meeting? | Assistant Principal | Scoop.it
We know active-learning strategies work for students. Why not try them on the faculty?

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, April 26, 10:28 PM

Excellent ideas for generating fun professional development that teaches skills like social media and #edtech tools.

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What’s the secret to time management?

What’s the secret to time management? | Assistant Principal | Scoop.it
Daniel Goleman says the big challenge for attention is sorting out what’s urgent right now from what’s just a distraction.

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NASSP Center for New Principals's curator insight, April 19, 10:03 PM

Here is another good approach: author says....Leaders need the capacity to decide what matters now and then make that clear with a strong sense of goodwill. Tell people, kindly, I’ll get to that, but not just now. Read on!

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Administrators: How to Get Out of the Office and Into Classrooms

Administrators: How to Get Out of the Office and Into Classrooms | Assistant Principal | Scoop.it
As an administrator, I think about the most enjoyable times I have had at school. Frankly, none of them include sitting in my office doing paperwork, disciplining, or attending meetings. The most enjoyable and productive times I have experienced are when I have been in the classroom observing teachers and interacting with students and teachers.

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Wallace Foundation: Want Reform? Principals Matter, Too

Wallace Foundation: Want Reform? Principals Matter, Too | Assistant Principal | Scoop.it
Teachers can’t do it all. The question of who leads a school is crucial.
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This  article highlights the need to improve training, education, and professional development to create and support excellent school leaders. It touches on the work of the Wallace Foundation whose comprehensive study found emphatically that great school need great principals and assistant principals. 

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Tips for School Leaders Going Digital

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It's becoming increasingly more difficult to deny the positive impact that technology has on student learning. But no one really wants to be pressured into anything, so here are some tips to keep in mind throughout your digital journey.

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7 Skills to Be a More Influential Leader

7 Skills to Be a More Influential Leader | Assistant Principal | Scoop.it

There are qualities and skills that we use to help ensure people will listen and be influenced to take action based on our words as well as skills that, when used, encourage people to open up to them and share more readily....


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8 Things to Look for in Today's Professional Learning (Part 2)

8 Things to Look for in Today's Professional Learning (Part 2) | Assistant Principal | Scoop.it
(This is the second of two parts on professional learning.  You can read the first part here.  It is based on the visual below that was created by Sylvia Duckworth and adapted from "8 Things to Loo...
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In this article Couros describes what makes a modern classroom viable today. His hints may help you see how well your teachers are address student learning needs. 

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Are You Emotionally Intelligent? Here's How to Know for Sure

Are You Emotionally Intelligent? Here's How to Know for Sure | Assistant Principal | Scoop.it
Emotional intelligence is a huge driver of success.

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Linda Alexander's curator insight, March 28, 3:55 PM

Great article to assess your EI....

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Ten Tips for Becoming a Connected Educator

Ten Tips for Becoming a Connected Educator | Assistant Principal | Scoop.it
Elana Leoni, Edutopia's Social Media Marketing Manager, is back from ASCD's annual conference with ten tips to become a connected educator, including making the time to connect, following educators you respect, and being open to making mistakes. (Updated 10/2013)

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Maria Persson's curator insight, October 13, 2014 5:01 AM

Connectedness can no longer be viewed as an advantage or luxury but should be encouraged as a necessity for  the 21 st century and beyond.  

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Connected Learners Need Connected Leaders

Connected Learners Need Connected Leaders | Assistant Principal | Scoop.it
Todays connected learners need connected school and system leaders.  Further to the presentation prepared for  TEDxKitchenerED about the work that is/needs to be done in the area of personally owne...

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5 Daily Habits of Great Leaders

5 Daily Habits of Great Leaders | Assistant Principal | Scoop.it
Great leaders separate themselves from the pack in distinct ways. Here are five of them!

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Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, March 25, 1:22 PM

Set yourself apart by incorporating these habits into your daily routine. Watch the magic happen...

Valerie MacLeod's curator insight, March 26, 7:35 PM

We can all be better leaders. Here's some great ideas.