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Hallenbeck, George – Center for Creative Leadership, 2017
Ancient Chinese philosopher Lao-Tzu is often credited with the phrase, "The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step." Unfortunately, he had nothing to say about which step was the right one. Your journey to be the leader you want to be begins here. "Lead 4 Success" sets your development as a leader on the right track,…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Leadership, Leaders, Leadership Qualities
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Champion, Robby – Journal of Staff Development, 2015
If professional learning leaders are looking for a clear path lined with models of best program evaluation practices, they will become tangled in the weeds. After working for several decades to help professional learning leaders and their teams improve programs and evaluations, the author has observed several habits of mind and work that can make…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Capacity Building, Program Evaluation, Leaders Guides
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Hirsh, Stephanie – Journal of Staff Development, 2015
Time and collaborative learning experiences are key to successful implementation of literacy standards. Leadership is just as important. What do system and school leaders do that teachers value most and identify as most helpful in their efforts to ensure high-quality literacy and standards-based instruction for all students? According survey…
Descriptors: Leadership Effectiveness, Best Practices, Instructional Leadership, Governance
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Szteinberg, Gabriela; Repice, Michelle D.; Hendrick, Claudia; Meyerink, Stephen; Frey, Regina F. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2020
As research has shown, collaborative peer learning is effective for improving student learning. Peer-led team learning (PLTL) is one well-known collaborative-group approach in which groups are facilitated by trained undergraduate peer leaders. This paper contributes to the literature on peer-leader training by examining how peer leaders for a…
Descriptors: Reflection, Undergraduate Students, Introductory Courses, Cooperative Learning
Stone, Douglas; David-Lang, Jenn – Educational Leadership, 2017
School leaders need to be able to give and receive feedback--to give it skillfully to teachers, and to receive it skillfully from, well, everyone. Most educators agree that feedback can be necessary and helpful--yet the unending cascade of new directives governing feedback often feel like a waste of time. In this article, the authors offer…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Teacher Administrator Relationship, Interpersonal Communication, Coaching (Performance)
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Chen, Kun-Dang – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2017
The aim of this study is to identify combinations of different personality traits among teaching faculty and explore for which combinations college managers should use change leadership to mediate their cognition in a motivation mechanism and for which combinations doing so is not necessary. In this study, two-stage cluster analysis and partial…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Administrative Change, Multivariate Analysis, Least Squares Statistics
Strathman, Beth – Educational Leadership, 2015
Most district and school leaders understand that recruiting group members who have differing backgrounds, perspectives, talents, and personalities makes for good decision-making. Unfortunately, simply assembling a variety of top-notch individuals does not necessarily mean their talents and perspectives will be fully considered. Beth Strathman…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Group Dynamics, Leadership Effectiveness, Leaders Guides
Grove, Kathleen F. – Educational Leadership, 2015
Drawing on her experiences as a school leader addressing groups of (sometimes skeptical) teachers, colleagues, and parents, Grove describes how she used storytelling to engage, inspire, and convince listeners. She gives examples of five things telling well-chosen anecdotes will help you do when communicating with educators and families: (1)…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Communication Skills, Communication Strategies, Leadership Effectiveness
New Leaders, 2016
This policy brief details three recommendations for how principals can lead schools to college and career readiness. They include: (1) Revising school leadership standards to focus on those most critical for ambitious instructional leadership and providing technical assistance and resources; (2) Strengthening and investing in high-quality…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, College Readiness, Educational Policy, Principals
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Gross, Betheny; DeArmond, Michael – Center on Reinventing Public Education, 2018
The Center for Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) conducted a multiyear, multimethod effort to learn how school districts, charter schools, and regional partners can support the successful implementation, expansion, and sustainability of personalized learning (PL) in schools. The vision for PL is to tailor instruction to individual students'…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Program Implementation, Sustainability, Instructional Improvement
Trump, Kenneth S. – Educational Leadership, 2015
Kenneth Trump, a school safety expert who consults with districts on how to respond to school safety crises, explains how the new prevalence of threats of violence being delivered over digital and social media creates for administrators a "communication crisis" that unfolds alongside the real or perceived crisis of school safety being…
Descriptors: School Safety, Risk Assessment, Emergency Programs, Information Security
Palmer, Erik – Educational Leadership, 2015
"I was planning on doing a lot of work today during your presentation, but I couldn't get anything done. I just had to pay attention!" The author received this unexpected feedback from a teacher at the end of a presentation he gave, and although he considered it a compliment, it made him reflect on the dire state of presentations in…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Audience Analysis, Communication Skills, Communication Strategies
Hess, Frederick M. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2015
The author lays out guidelines and suggestions for how teachers can actually become policy leaders, taken from his book, "The Cage-Busting Teacher" (Harvard Education Press, 2015). Teachers serious about leadership can get the ear of policy makers by leveraging their positional and moral authority--though they may need to be persistent…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Teacher Leadership, Teacher Employment, Teacher Participation
Reilly, Marceta – Educational Leadership, 2015
"One teacher resists making appointments!" "My problem is with a teacher who says 'Why should I have to change my teaching when most of my students are proficient?'" "Teachers act as if I'm too young to know anything." Instructional coaches, principals and others responsible for leading change in schools find teachers…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Resistance to Change, Instruction, Teaching Models
Johnson, Jean – Educational Leadership, 2015
Sometimes, education leaders are so intent on getting their message out that they neglect the other side of the equation--listening. In this article, Jean Johnson of Public Agenda describes the conditions that make "messaging" a perilous undertaking today. "These are skeptical times," she explains, in which Americans are…
Descriptors: Listening Skills, Listening, Communication Skills, Communication Strategies
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