My interest in building exciting learning communities that benefit all children is what motivates me to be thinking about taking the plunge into school leadership, so I often reflect on the challenges and rewards of being an instructional leader in a school.
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Kids can do amazing things when they are provided with an encouraging environment. They can transcend the barriers adults put around their thinking and come up with innovative ideas and create things...
Many of the lessons learned in fatherhood apply, on a certain level, to change leadership. Here are the parallels between building a complex LEGO set and coaching a client through transformational change.
Great principals are change agents. As school leaders, principals are the lynchpin of effective implementation of any school-level reform and are critical to student success. Principals account for 25 percent of a school’s total impact on student achievement1and can have a greater impact on all students than teachers because principals ensure effective instruction year to year across the entire school.2 The best way to see effective teaching and student achievement gains at scale is to deepen the bench of great school leaders.
NYC educators and national experts are developing Common Core-aligned tasks embedded in a unit of study to support schools...Search a growing assortment of Common Core-aligned tasks, units and student work by keyword, grade level, subject area and Common Core Learning Standard.
The data set, reports, analysis, practical insights and tools that were developed throughout the course of the project has been shared to research and practitioner community as well as policy makers. The easy access to data and practical insights provided through this project are helping to support teachers and students in classrooms today.
I have been really trying to study the notion of "innovation" and how we create an innovative culture. From what I am seeing, two make an innovative "mindset" and culture, there are many factors, but there are two ways that those factors need to be delivered that are on opposite sides of the spectrum.
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC, will deliver three pieces of its suite of assessments by 2015-16, instead of 2014-15 as originally planned: diagnostic tests for grades 2-8, tests of speaking and listening skills, and assessment activities designed to gauge the skill levels of kindergarten and 1st graders, said Laura Slover, PARCC's senior vice president.
NC CCSS ELA Close Reading Resources | Grade K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 ,8 and Close Reading Passages, Close Reading Lessons Plans, Close Reading Graphic Organizes, and Close Reading NC CCSS ELA Posters
North Carolina's ELA Common Core State Standards are being implemented fully this year! CCSS ELA testing starts 2014-15! Teachers, Administrators, Parents and Students need to prepare for the more rigorous CCSS ELA reading standards with careful examination and study of text demands. The Close Reading CCSS ELA resources below are great tools for teachers to use in the classroom to help students develop stronger reading comprehension strategies and skills.
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