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4 Characteristics Of Learning Leaders

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 7, 10:25 AM

Peter Vaill suggested learning and leading are intertwined. Teaching is about learning and leading being intertwined with it.

Vilma Bonilla's curator insight, July 7, 1:26 PM

I love this analysis of a learning leader! It is spot on.  ~ V.B.

 

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New Teachers

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AASA :: How to Help Beginning Teachers Succeed

AASA :: How to Help Beginning Teachers Succeed | Assistant Principal | Scoop.it
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They are joining our staff now. What can we do to help them reach their potential. This is more important than we realize.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 20, 8:14 PM

I was told it was one thing to turn me loose in a classroom, but is that what we want to do with all teachers? We do turn teachers loose. They are on their own. Every bit of help, support, and companionship a new teacher can be given is essential.

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Why New Leaders Fail

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Many organizations that promote star performers to leadership positions find that these leaders fail if they lack emotional and social intelligence. Transitioning from team member to leader requires keen awareness of our individual mental states and the mental states of others.

Via Grant Montgomery
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New to administration? Read this. 

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Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, July 18, 3:31 PM

Becoming a leader for the first time is daunting. We need to change perspective yet not forget where we came from to be a success.

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How to Read Education Data Without Jumping to Conclusions

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By Jessica Lahey and Tim Lahey -

"Education has entered the era of Big Data. The Internet is teeming with stories touting the latest groundbreaking studies on the science of learning and pedagogy. Education journalists are in a race to report these findings as they search for the magic formula that will save America's schools. But while most of this research is methodologically solid, not all of it is ready for immediate deployment in the classroom.


Jessica was reminded of this last week, after she tweeted out an interesting study on math education. Or, rather, she tweeted out what looked like an interesting study on math education, based on an abstract that someone else had tweeted out. Within minutes, dozens of critical response tweets poured in from math educators. She spent the next hour debating the merits of the study with an elementary math specialist, a fourth grade math teacher, and a university professor of math education"... 


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A reminder that not all statistics are of equal value as we work with students. 

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Connecting Your Own Dots for Leadership

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#184960872 / gettyimages.com As I looked into moving into “leadership positions” within my own district, I believed that I did not have the experience to get into a role that I had wanted.  The tri...
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Knowing what skills you already have as you try to move into a new leadership role is paramount to your success in securing one. This article will help you develop an informative, top notch resume . 

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How are the requirements for teacher evaluations affecting principals?

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How are the requirements for teacher evaluations affecting principals?

Here are some numbers put together by the Center for American Progress, a Washington-based think tank: 

  • 248: The number of hours the median principal in Michigan reported spending on activities related to teacher evaluations. Another way of putting it? The equivalent of 31 full working days.
  • 25: The number of teachers the average principal in Connecticut was responsible for evaluating in a given year, according to a principal survey.
  • 6:  The number of hours Chicago principals reported that it took to complete one evaluation.

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These studies highlight the amount of work it takes to be an effective principal-- and with new mandates all the time, it doesn't get easier. 

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Mel Riddile's curator insight, July 7, 2:25 PM

The full Center for American Progress report can be found here. Its recommendations call on educators and policymakers to:

  • Redesign school organizational charts and job descriptions;
  • Develop instructional leadership capacity around the principal position;
  • Focus principal training on coaching teachers;
  • Provide technological supports that allow principals to record and share information; and
  • Build the capacity of  central office administrators to support principals.
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Book Review: The Principal: Three Keys to Maximizing Impact

Book Review: The Principal: Three Keys to Maximizing Impact | Assistant Principal | Scoop.it
Principal Matt Renwick reviews The Principal by leadership expert Michael Fullan, a compact new book examining three keys to success as a school-based leader.

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Leaders Eat Last

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Being a true leader, says Simon Sinek, author of Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’'t (Penguin), isn’t about being in charge, having all the answers or being the most qualified person in the room. Instead, it’s about creating a “circle of safety,” a culture that leads people to feel protected and free from danger inside the organization.
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Ideals of servant leadership carry you far in your organization. Additionally, they allow others to grow. 

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Leading Success: Dynamic Solutions for Every School, Each Student

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Our toolkit for educators includes videos, case studies and more that lead you to a forum for equity, personalization, smart data, collaboration and continuous improvement...

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NASSP sponsored tools for success. Take a look at the many resources for new and experienced leaders alike.

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8 Characteristics of Great School Leaders

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Some ideas to  be a well rounded leader who is both visionary and well grounded. 

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Everything You Need to Know About Giving Negative Feedback

Everything You Need to Know About Giving Negative Feedback | Assistant Principal | Scoop.it
We’ve published a lot about it.
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There are times when you need to give corrective feedback. Here are some steps to consider.  Remember, even if it uncomfortable, it is part of your job to keep people moving toward their highest potential, and certainly to your standards.

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john kotter's 8 step change model

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If you are leading change, this is a great guide.

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A Father's 10 Lessons about Leadership

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Today is Father's Day, a time we set aside to honor fathers and the role fatherhood plays in our society. Being the father of two boys (Michael 22, Matthew 18) is one of the greatest joys of my lif...
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Down to earth, realistic advice for school leaders.

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Being an Effective Mentor

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This updated edition provides information on stages of teacher development, professional growth, assessment of student work, mentors within teacher induction programs, and components of successful mentoring initiatives.
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Be sure to help mentor understand their job is more than being a friend. 

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Why New Leaders Fail

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Many organizations that promote star performers to leadership positions find that these leaders fail if they lack emotional and social intelligence. Transitioning from team member to leader requires keen awareness of our individual mental states and the mental states of others.

Via Grant Montgomery
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Becoming a leader for the first time is daunting. We need to change perspective yet not forget where we came from to be a success.

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Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, July 17, 8:21 PM

New to administration? Read this. 

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Teacher Tenure : 2 Years Isn't Enough

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Teacher tenure laws were adopted by most states during the first half of the 20th Century. To advocates, tenure provides a guarantee of due process should a teacher be dismissed, and...

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Progressing through my own journey as an educator, I felt I really only knew I knew how to teach after five years. This theory remained steady when I became an administrator. I was sure I had hired correctly after a teacher hit their five year mark.  Should we increase  tenure time? Maybe not to five years, but this article makes a point for more than two.

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State-by-State Ratings on Spending Compared to Achievement

State-by-State Ratings on Spending Compared to Achievement | Assistant Principal | Scoop.it
Regardless of how much money their district spends, more than 1 million American students attend unproductive schools.

A new report out Wednesday from the left-leaning Center for American Progress analyzes the educational productivity of nearly 7,...

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An  analysis  of individual school districts nationwide.

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Linda Alexander's curator insight, July 14, 3:29 PM

Center for American Progress: The rating mechanism at the bottom of the article displays individual school district by state comparing spending to their performance.  For example, in Cleveland, the Avon School District spends less but excels, so it's deemed "green".  What you don't want is "red".  There are some large districts missing from the analysis, but an informative ratings to consider as a taxpayer. 

Antonia Rudenstine's curator insight, July 16, 7:28 AM

This article highlights a recent report that looks at spending in relationship to achievement: what are schools spending their money on, and how successful is the school in supporting student achievement. Allocation of financial and human resources is an essential part of good school design, but is rarely analyzed .

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4 Characteristics Of Learning Leaders

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4 Characteristics Of Learning Leaders

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 7, 10:25 AM

Peter Vaill suggested learning and leading are intertwined. Teaching is about learning and leading being intertwined with it.

Vilma Bonilla's curator insight, July 7, 1:26 PM

I love this analysis of a learning leader! It is spot on.  ~ V.B.

 

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5 Reasons You Should Flip Your Leadership

5 Reasons You Should Flip Your Leadership | Assistant Principal | Scoop.it
Flipped leadership isn't a silver bullet that will make a school's problems go away, but it is a practical and engaging method to maximize time together with teachers and communicate with parents.
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Collaboration and attention to  the needs of the staff can create a thriving school community. 

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Join the League of Extraordinary Bosses: 4 Habits to Cultivate

Join the League of Extraordinary Bosses: 4 Habits to Cultivate | Assistant Principal | Scoop.it
The most effective managers value transparency, practice two-way communication, provide constructive feedback and go above and beyond to serve their employees.

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Michael Binzer's curator insight, July 5, 7:17 AM

I believe in this - transparency, openness, no hidden agendas and first and foremost to serve my COLLEAGUES.

Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, July 5, 9:22 AM

Bosses or managers who don't respect those rules are into power tripping. They don't last long in this ever changing business environment. If they do, they take the company down with them.

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A Teacher is "Dead in the Water Without a Great Principal"

A Teacher is "Dead in the Water Without a Great Principal" | Assistant Principal | Scoop.it
You know how they say that people come to look like their dogs? A parallel truism is that any organization comes to look like its leader. For some reason, though this idea is axiomatic in corporate...

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It really is all about support. While a teacher may feel like they are on their own island, without the support of an effective principal, they might as well be in the middle of the ocean!

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Vision Statements That Work: The Long and Short of It

Vision Statements That Work: The Long and Short of It | Assistant Principal | Scoop.it
How long should your vision statement be? The answer: Long enough. Long enough to evoke a noble sense of purpose, provide a call to action, and describe a clear picture of your destination. These four vision statements work because they condense a lot of information into an inspiring statement that is quickly understood by most people. If you were not familiar with the context, it would require a much longer statement to explain them. xxxxxxxxA computer on every desk. ~Steve Jobs xxxxxxxxA computer on every desk in every home running Microsoft software. ~Bill Gates xxxxxxxxProduce an affordable automobile. ~Henry Ford xxxxxxxxOne team, one country. ~Nelson Mandela HOWEVER…most effective vision statements are NOT short statements. Consider Martin Luther . . . → Read More: Vision Statements That Work: The Long and Short of It

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 3, 1:21 PM

In successful companies and schools, the vision statement belongs and is embraced by each person because they felt they contributed to it. Anything else falls short.

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5 Common Questions Leaders Should Never Ask

5 Common Questions Leaders Should Never Ask | Assistant Principal | Scoop.it
And how to reframe them for better results.
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If you want to be a leader, not just a boss, read this. 

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Some of Best Time-Saving Hacks For A Productive Day

Some of Best Time-Saving Hacks For A Productive Day | Assistant Principal | Scoop.it
We all try to squeeze as many hours in one work day, to be "productive", but in the end everything depends less on time, and more on your focus. These are some
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Although slightly irreverent, these 18 tips may help you get your day organized.

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The principal is the key to growth

ASCD author Regie Routman says that she's learned over the years the importance of the principal in whole-school achievement and explains how this has inform...
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This author's experience in enabling change and growth toward achievement indicates that involving the principal is key to sucess of classroom strategies.

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