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Cranston, Jerome – Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, 2009
Using a naturalistic inquiry approach and thematic analysis, this paper outlines the findings of a research study that examined 12 Manitoba principals' conceptions of professional learning communities. The study found that these principals consider the development of professional learning communities to be a normative imperative within the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Principals, Communities of Practice
Hall, Pete; Simeral, Alisa – Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2008
Emphasizing just three things--identifying teachers' strengths, maximizing their potential, and building their capacity--this book lays out a clear and practical pathway toward higher student achievement. Front-line advice from a principal and an instructional coach helps you increase your faculty's instructional effectiveness by implementing the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Teacher Effectiveness, Instructional Effectiveness, Professional Development
Lindstrom, Phyllis H.; Speck, Marsha – Corwin Press, 2004
Individual teachers have the greatest effect on student performance. Principals, as professional development leaders, are in the best position to provide teachers with the professional development strategies they need to improve skills and raise student achievement. This book guides readers through a step-by-step process to formulate, implement,…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Principals, Academic Achievement, Faculty Development