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Psencik, Kay – Learning Professional, 2022
It can be hard for leaders to find inspiration and joy when times are as stressful as they have been in the last two years. Coaching can help principals step back and rediscover their motivation or find new sources of inspiration. Coaching is a powerful approach to assist principals in being leaders of high-performing schools where students and…
Descriptors: Principals, Job Satisfaction, Coaching (Performance), Psychological Patterns
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Fox, Betsy; Gaona, Irma Jean; Wilkinson, Larrisa – Learning Professional, 2021
States and local communities are increasing access to preschool, but there is a significant divide when it comes to the quality of these early learning programs. Education and training requirements for preschool educators vary based on setting and state regulations, and while districts and nonprofits may offer professional learning, effective…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Competencies, School Districts
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Tredway, Lynda; Simon, Ken; Militello, Matthew – Learning Professional, 2021
Project I4 is a federally funded SEED (Supporting Effective Educator Development) grant, a partnership between East Carolina University and the Institute for Educational Leadership. It is a cohort-based, yearlong professional learning experience aimed at reimagining instructional leadership through an equity lens. Specifically, school leader…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Instructional Leadership, Equal Education, Educational Practices
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Stefanovic, Melanie; Reyes-Guerra, Daniel; Zorovich-Godek, Dana – Learning Professional, 2021
Emotional intelligence is good for business. That is the growing consensus across sectors in recent years. In schools, the focus on people's well-being and interpersonal skills is called social and emotional learning (SEL). The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) defines SEL as the process through which children and…
Descriptors: Social Emotional Learning, Leaders, Administrator Education, Principals
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Ward, Angela – Learning Professional, 2021
As racial violence in America took on an international focus in summer 2020, many began to make pledges and statements against racism. The author heard multiple outcries for support from teams of school principals in her school district who wanted to do more than make a statement. The tool featured in this article was designed as a planning and…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Consciousness Raising, Definitions, Equal Education
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Learning Professional, 2021
Adequate resources are essential for professional learning to achieve desired outcomes for educators and students. Time is one of the most valuable resources for learning, but it is also one of the greatest resource challenges for education leaders, especially in the U.S. In the recent book "The Learning Principal," authors Kay Psencik,…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Principals, Administrator Responsibility, Leadership Styles
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Baron, Wendy E.; Costa, Arthur L.; Garmston, Robert J. – Learning Professional, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic is a reminder that schools are complex systems in which everything affects everything else and that more important than materials and schedules are energy, commitment, and community. New priorities emerge, with the mental and physical health of every student and educator being the most important. Chaotic and volatile…
Descriptors: Crisis Management, Altruism, Instructional Leadership, School Culture
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Yoder, Pam; Roome, Jim; Robinson, Mia; Reed, Roberta; Eyolfson, John – Learning Professional, 2021
Three schools spent time learning together in a Learning Forward Colorado Summer Institute focused on Learning Forward's book "Becoming a Learning System" (Hirsh et al., 2018). The book and the sessions with co-author Frederick Brown provided the blueprints and tools for building-based educational leaders to navigate a process for…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Communities of Practice, Educational Change, COVID-19
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Learning Professional, 2021
Kay Psencik, Frederick Brown, and Stephanie Hirsh explore how school leaders can apply a learning lens to achieve their ambitious goals for educators and students in "The Learning Principal," their new book for Learning Forward. Chapter 3, "Managing Change," details how leaders can create the conditions and learning…
Descriptors: Principals, Educational Change, Change Strategies, Administrator Role
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Foster, Elizabeth – Learning Professional, 2021
The school principal has long been recognized as a critical driver for school improvement and student success, but new research supported by The Wallace Foundation has found that principals have an even greater impact than previously stated. A synthesis of two decades of studies builds on previous research about how principals impact student…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Effectiveness, Public Schools, Administrator Characteristics
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Gonzales, Richard; Woulfin, Sarah; Cobb, Casey; McGarry, Jennifer – Learning Professional, 2020
Principals are critical to the effectiveness of schools, especially those serving children with the fewest advantages in life. So how can it be ensured that principals have the skills to carry out this challenging and evolving job? Enter the powerful combination of university principal preparation programs and the school districts their graduates…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Role, Administrator Education, School Districts
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Helmke, Sharron – Learning Professional, 2020
It is the start of another school year, but unlike any other in the careers of teachers. This year, teachers find themselves at the nexus of a widespread, months-old pandemic and racial trauma that is centuries old. Despite this trauma and the uncertainty of resolution, teachers are being asked to step into the actual or virtual classroom, greet…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Leadership, Teacher Administrator Relationship, COVID-19
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Reyes, Ruben; Bookmyer, Joanne; O'Hara, Susan; Pita, Debi; Pritchard, Bob – Learning Professional, 2020
What drives many educators is the need to advocate for students for whom the system does not work. Educators need to find ways to close the equity gap for English learners and kids living in poverty, and that means they need to find ways to improve their access to a high-quality education. As a key strategy for building teachers capacity to…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Teaching Methods, Faculty Development, Instructional Effectiveness
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Nava, Marco A.; Dávalos, Ileana M.; Crossin, Maura; Escobedo, Ana; Estrada, Delia; Lowe, Heather Lower; Ramos-Olona, April; Rodriguez, Jose; Sotomayor, Maria – Learning Professional, 2020
Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) administrators at all levels, across different programs and departments, engage in coaching with a set of common goals and principles. The coaching is designed to not only help them grow professionally but also build their capacity to coach those they supervise, including teachers and staff. LAUSD's…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, School Districts, Coaching (Performance), Principals
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Gill, Jennifer – Learning Professional, 2020
Four of five teachers surveyed by "Education Week" in April said their job is more stressful than before the pandemic (Kurtz & Herold, 2020). Principals have been presented with a a host of challenges that no leadership course could have adequately prepared them for. Chief among them: How to effectively support teachers from afar as…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Principals, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Leadership Effectiveness
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