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Advice to a New Administrator - revisited

Advice to a New Administrator - revisited | Assistant Principal | Scoop.it
This is a cross post from my personal blog. I was just re-reading a post that I wrote three years ago entitled, Advice to a New Administrator. This is the bit on which I have received the most hits...
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Some good ideas for new APs. They will help you be a success as a leader. 

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NASSP Center for New Principals's curator insight, August 10, 2014 9:08 PM

The author of this blog is the coordinator of the NASSP Community of Assistant Principals and a colleague of mine. It is definitely worth a read!  THANKS Nancy!

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Five Tips for New Teachers to Become Connected Educators

Five Tips for New Teachers to Become Connected Educators | Assistant Principal | Scoop.it
This month, the U.S. Department of Education kicked off Connected Educator Month, with engaging keynotes, panel discussions, book chats, and more. During this month, educators in the U.S.

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Parent Involvement Toolkit - People for Education

Beyond School Councils - A toolkit for principals, teachers & parents about doing what matters most.


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Deciding Upon Instructional Leadership Behaviors

Deciding Upon Instructional Leadership Behaviors | Assistant Principal | Scoop.it

“I had several requests recently to explore “what instructional coaches should spend their time doing”. One district, where coaching is in its fourth year, asked me to facilitate a reflection conversation among coaches to help assess “what we have...”


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Coaching Conversations

See and hear peer coaches in action.

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Lisa Shaw's curator insight, March 28, 2013 2:04 PM

good for scripting coaching conversations

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Four Conditions Essential for Instructional Coaching to Work | Edutopia

Blogger and former teacher Elena Aguilar describes four conditions she considers essential in order for instructional coaching to work at a school.

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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

Tips for School Leaders Going Digital | Assistant Principal | Scoop.it
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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The Teacher Mentoring Project - The Educator's PLN

The Teacher Mentoring Project - The Educator's PLN | Assistant Principal | Scoop.it
To collaborate and find best practices and to mentor and support teachers in K-12 and higher education institutes of learning worldwide for online and offline…...

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Parent Engagement: A Paradigm Shift

Parent Engagement: A Paradigm Shift | Assistant Principal | Scoop.it
by Marilyn Price-Mitchell, Ph.D. This article calls upon parents and schools to shift the focus of parent engagement to interactions and activities that nurture collaboration and learning.

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Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, September 28, 2014 8:17 PM

INTERaction is the key.

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Building productive coaching relationships: The role of school leaders

Building productive coaching relationships: The role of school leaders | Assistant Principal | Scoop.it

In order to support teacher growth, math coaches must develop trusting relationships. School and district administrative leaders who want to use instructional coaching as a strategy for improving instruction would do well to collaborate with coaches so that the their leadership choices support the development of a productive relationship between the coach and the teachers. Relationships are strongly influenced by the expectations that coaches and teachers bring to the table. Carefully introducing the coach and communicating the coach’s role and responsibilities to all stakeholders is a first, critical step.

 


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The Power of Educational Coaching

The Power of Educational Coaching | Assistant Principal | Scoop.it
I squirmed a bit in the center seat as I responded to questions. One educator after another around the circle asked me probing questions that made me think about my actions. I knew they understood

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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

School Leadership in Action: 5 Principal Practices | Assistant Principal | Scoop.it
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.

Via Mel Riddile
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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

For Principals, Continuous Learning Critical to Career Success | Assistant Principal | Scoop.it
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

8 Top Tips for Highly Effective PD | Assistant Principal | Scoop.it
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

Building the Leadership Capacity of Assistant Principals | Assistant Principal | Scoop.it
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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