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Educational Leadership:Using Assessments Thoughtfully:EL Takeaways

Educational Leadership:Using Assessments Thoughtfully:EL Takeaways | News from the Middle | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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SAT to be redesigned, focus more on classroom learning

SAT to be redesigned, focus more on classroom learning | News from the Middle | Scoop.it
The SAT — that anxiety-provoking test required for so many college applications — is being redesigned to focus more on classroom learning and less on brain teasers.
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For those of you who missed this article, here is more information.

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The 18 Characteristics of Great Principals [Infographic]

The 18 Characteristics of Great Principals [Infographic] | News from the Middle | Scoop.it

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Great Infographic!

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Educational Leadership:Getting Students to Mastery:How Good Is ...

Educational Leadership:Getting Students to Mastery:How Good Is ... | News from the Middle | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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I have read through this issue and found every article to be captivating and conversation-starting among faculty. 

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Schools struggling to teach binge-drinking, drug-taking students

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Schools are struggling to teach binge-drinking, drug-taking students, according to a new report.
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SAMR as a Framework for Moving Towards Education 3.0

SAMR as a Framework for Moving Towards Education 3.0 | News from the Middle | Scoop.it
Evolution, in its broadest sense, serves as a force to help humans move towards a better way of living given the current times or Zeitgeist.  It follows, then, that the education field should evolv...
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GREAT infographic on the SAMR model. Mix this with the TPACK Framework, and you have a successful Ed 3.0 plan.

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Everything I know about Ed Leadership, I learned from Netflix. | The ...

Everything I know about Ed Leadership, I learned from Netflix. | The ... | News from the Middle | Scoop.it
Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix, is BAD ASS. First he fronted the attack that took down Blockbuster and its clones, now he has network television firmly in his sights. On its debut weekend, 670 000 people "binge-watched" all 13 ...
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Huh...who knew?

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7 Hats Principals Must Be Prepared to Wear

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Recently, I was asked to speak to a group of teachers who are interested in becoming school principals. My task was to summarize some of the principal's roles and responsibilities. If you are a pri...

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Bryan Kay's curator insight, October 22, 2015 8:39 PM

I chose this resource to use for motivation or general ideas to become a better principal and educational leader.

 

Principals roles are ever expanding. This article portrays the hats that principals have to wear very well. 

 

I want to keep my head on straight and remain a team player even though there will be several challenges along the way.

Angela K. Adams's curator insight, October 25, 2015 8:02 PM

administrative support -  I chose this resource because it discusses the several roles of an administrator.  Being a coach and a counselor are my two favorite.  I hope to share this with other administrators so they can understand that they need to be there for their staff and make sure that they are okay and not just jam curriculum and data down their throats. 

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Leading Motivated Learners: Principals Need PD Too

Leading Motivated Learners: Principals Need PD Too | News from the Middle | Scoop.it

As I have started doing preliminary research for my dissertation I have discovered that high quality, relevant and sustainable Professional Development (PD) opportunities for principals (and building leaders in general) are limited. How is that possible?

 

- Principals are supposed to be visionaries!

 

- Principals are supposed to be transformational in their leadership!

 

- Principals are supposed to be responsible for the learning and growth for all those around them!

 

How can all that be accomplished without proper support through high quality PD?

 

I'm not 100% certain but what I do know is that upon reflecting on the various workshops and conferences I have attended in my eight years as a building leader, not many of them have given me knowledge or information or resources to best support my role as an instructional leader (except for Twitter, which has led me to this potential dissertation study)! It's no wonder finding effective principals who are good at their job and are willing to stay in the position for an extended period of time to support growth, change and learning is more the exception and not the rule.

 

Is this because they lack support? Is it because they lack the "necessary" skills? Or is it because they lack high quality PD??

 


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