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Principal Interview Questions

Principal Interview Questions | My Dream Job: Elementary Principal | Scoop.it
Principal interview questions to expect in your job interview. View potential questions that can be asked during a principal interview. Clear guidelines around principal assessment.
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Hardest Leadership Skill You'll Ever Learn (and 9 Ways to Master It)

Hardest Leadership Skill You'll Ever Learn (and 9 Ways to Master It) | My Dream Job: Elementary Principal | Scoop.it
Here's a lesson you won't learn on the fly. It takes practice and a real control of your ego. Check it out.
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5 Characteristics of a Change Agent

5 Characteristics of a Change Agent | My Dream Job: Elementary Principal | Scoop.it
cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by visualpanic (change agents) – People who act as catalysts for change… In my work through school and organization visits, I have been fascinated...
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Digital Tools for the Common Core | MiddleWeb

Digital Tools for the Common Core | MiddleWeb | My Dream Job: Elementary Principal | Scoop.it
Teaching consultant Mike Fisher has ideas on how to upgrade your lessons for the Common Core by involving students in creating their own apps and infographics.
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Iowa Evaluator Approval Training Program III: Assessing Academic Rigor

Welcome to the temporary web site for the facilitators of the Iowa Evaluator Approval Training Program III: Assessing Academic Rigor.

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The 68 Percent And Why They Matter | Leader's Beacon

The 68 Percent And Why They Matter | Leader's Beacon | My Dream Job: Elementary Principal | Scoop.it
The most pathetic person in the world is someone with sight, but has no vision. – Helen Keller Do you know and understand the vision of your organization?

 

Recent research by European Leaders found that sixty eight percent of employees questioned did not understand their company’s vision.

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John C. Maxwell: Leadership Ladder | SUCCESS Magazine | What Achievers Read

John C. Maxwell: Leadership Ladder | SUCCESS Magazine | What Achievers Read | My Dream Job: Elementary Principal | Scoop.it
What’s the fastest way to understand how leadership works and to learn how to lead others? What’s the fastest way to teach it to others? Those are questions I’ve been asking myself for over 40 years.
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Practice-Centered Observation Protocol [Handout] - The Tempered Radical

I don't have a ton of time to write tonight, y'all -- trying to catch up after the curveball that life threw at me last week -- but I wanted to share a handout that I think might be useful...
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wwwatanabe: Lead, Coach, and Build Capacity

Building capacity in the school district means improving and strengthening the learning in our students, employees, teachers, administrators, school board, and community. Coaching is a great way to build capacity, and leaders naturally build capacity.

 

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, January 28, 2013 10:46 PM

Includes the characteristics of a great coach.  Short video explains how coaching works.  

 

One characteristic:  Grows other people.  This is an area of focus for me.  We need to help others know where they are and envision where they want to be.  

 

 

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5 Ways to Save America’s Education System | District Administration Magazine

News, Articles and Community for district-level decision makers in K-12 education. Magazine published monthly, with daily news and blogs and online content. Archives available.
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Innovation Excellence | Six Characteristics of Highly Effective Change Leaders

Innovation Excellence | Six Characteristics of Highly Effective Change Leaders | My Dream Job: Elementary Principal | Scoop.it

In today’s rapidly changing business environment, quickly identifying new opportunities and taking action to capture them is no longer the private domain of industry leaders—it is a matter of survival for every business and for every employee. As Pulitzer prize-winning author Thomas Friedman noted in his book, The World is Flat, not just every company, but every individual is competing today in a global economy.

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Student learning: Can changes in principal behavior make the difference?

Student learning: Can changes in principal behavior make the difference? | My Dream Job: Elementary Principal | Scoop.it
An effective school leader sets the tone for high academic expectations, works with teachers to make changes that impact classroom instruction and still finds time to put the 'pal' in principal, in ...
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Leaders Make it Happen! An Administrator’s Guide to Data Teams | The Leadership and Learning Center

Leaders Make it Happen! An Administrator’s Guide to Data Teams | The Leadership and Learning Center | My Dream Job: Elementary Principal | Scoop.it
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Four Suggestions to Help You Lead by Relationships and Realize Your Vision

Four Suggestions to Help You Lead by Relationships and Realize Your Vision | My Dream Job: Elementary Principal | Scoop.it
Abraham Lincoln inspired me, like so many others, to lead by relationships. Donald T. Phillips (Lincoln on Leadership) and Doris Kearns Goodwin (Team of Rivals) describe that president as a kind, gen
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How to Hire the Right People > Eye On Education

How to Hire the Right People > Eye On Education | My Dream Job: Elementary Principal | Scoop.it
Nothing says more about who you are as a leader than your leadership team and who you hire. Nothing! One lesson principals must learn early is that ...
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7 Simple Ways to Be a Positive Influence As a Leader

7 Simple Ways to Be a Positive Influence As a Leader | My Dream Job: Elementary Principal | Scoop.it
Do you ever wonder what other people think of you? One of my greatest sayings is “People tell you who they are” This is so true in day to day interactions.

Via Mary Perfitt-Nelson
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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, January 23, 2013 6:56 AM

Very simple, but vital, characteristics leaders need to consider while leading others.  

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Great Leadership: 25 Tips for New Managers

Managing your first direct reports is one of the most challenging transitions a leader will ever have to navigate. If I was to sit down over a beer or cup coffee and mentor a new first-time boss, here’s what I’d have to say (over a series of meetings, not all at once):

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80+ Google Forms for the Classroom | edte.ch

80+ Google Forms for the Classroom | edte.ch | My Dream Job: Elementary Principal | Scoop.it
Google Forms is a great tool and I hope to use it more throughout this year.
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PrincipalsPage - A Navigational Tool for School Administrators

PrincipalsPage - A Navigational Tool for School Administrators | My Dream Job: Elementary Principal | Scoop.it
A Navigational Tool and Forum for Educational Administrators.

 

Great Reasources!

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How to Coach Leaders to Really Change | Eblin Group

How to Coach Leaders to Really Change | Eblin Group | My Dream Job: Elementary Principal | Scoop.it
There was a great article in the New York Times on Sunday called Helping Managers Find, and Fix, Their Flaws.
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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, January 28, 2013 7:30 PM

Tips for helping leaders overcome that problem of over committment.  

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Mike the Mentor - Classic Models - The 7 Eyed Supervision Model

Coaching Supervision is about ensuring high quality coaching provision and takes the form of ongoing meetings between the supervisor and the coach. With the increasing professionalisation of coaching and mentoring, the importance and role of coaching supervision has become a hot topic.

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K-12 Talent Manager - Education Week

K-12 Talent Manager - Education Week | My Dream Job: Elementary Principal | Scoop.it
Battelle for Kids Human Capital Director Emily Douglas explores effective human capital strategies for recruiting, selecting, developing, and recognizing educators and non-instructional staff in schools to ensure the best learning experience for...
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The 10 Traits of Outstanding Leadership | PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement

The 10 Traits of Outstanding Leadership | PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement | My Dream Job: Elementary Principal | Scoop.it
The real, and often misunderstood, job of a leader is simply this - to put people in a position to thrive.
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How To Lead Change: 3 Simple Steps - Forbes

How To Lead Change: 3 Simple Steps - Forbes | My Dream Job: Elementary Principal | Scoop.it

First the bad news: If you’re not willing to embrace change you’re not ready to lead. Put simply, leadership is not a static endeavor.

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, January 28, 2013 10:49 PM

"First the bad news: If you’re not willing to embrace change you’re not ready to lead."


The change cycle in three easy steps;  Identify need for change, lead the change, manage the change.


What follows are 10 key points you then need to consider.  These key points essentially help you negotiate potential roadblocks.  

Christine Heine's comment, January 29, 2013 9:51 PM
A posting similar to leading through change: http://www.christinemheine.com/2012/09/5-things-school-leaders-should-consider.html
Randall Crosby's curator insight, September 29, 2013 4:01 PM

If you are going to grow as a leader, you are going to have to be willing to change.

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Education Dreamer: Good Principal = Good Teacher?

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