NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Showing all 15 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Brion, Corrinne – Learning Professional, 2021
The events of 2020 highlighted many longstanding truths about teaching and learning. One such truth is that culture matters for learning, especially for transfer of learning from abstract knowledge into practical application. Because this holds for adults' learning as well as students', it can and should have an impact on professional learning.…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Culturally Relevant Education, Student Diversity, Planning
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Martin, James G. – Learning Professional, 2020
In too many schools, the absence of schoolwide psychological safety compromises professional learning and the success of teachers and students. Psychological safety--a state in which people feel free to be themselves--includes a willingness to speak freely and engage in productive conflict without fear of retribution. This article discusses…
Descriptors: Security (Psychology), Professional Development, Feedback (Response), Criticism
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Thessin, Rebecca A.; Louis, Karen Seashore – Learning Professional, 2020
How do principal learning opportunities need to change, and who should be leading this change effort? The school district central office plays a vital role in principal learning by providing supervision and support for principals. Just as teachers need ongoing learning opportunities and support from their principals to provide high-quality…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Role, Educational Administration, Supervision
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Toth, Michael D. – Learning Professional, 2019
A pedagogical model called student-led academic teaming takes a different approach to personalizing instruction and meeting the multifaceted needs of each student without increasing teacher fatigue and burnout. With student-led academic teaming, students take increased ownership and accountability for their own and their peers' learning, relieving…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teamwork, Teacher Burnout, Student Participation
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Psencik, Kay – Learning Professional, 2019
Coaching principals is a unique role. It is not facilitation, mentoring, or modeling. It involves the powerful skill of becoming a sincere thought partner with the coachee. Coaching principals is a calling and a commitment. It's a calling because it is humbling and other-centered. It's a commitment because seeing new practices emerge in principals…
Descriptors: Principals, Coaching (Performance), Administrator Qualifications, Leadership Training
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Bouffard, Suzanne – Learning Professional, 2019
Des Moines (Iowa) Public Schools is one of six urban districts participating in an effort to redesign the role of principal supervisors. The Wallace Foundation's Principal Supervisor Initiative provides four years of support for these districts to transform the role, which has traditionally focused on operations and compliance, into one that…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Urban Schools, Principals, Supervisors
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Stoisch, Elizabeth Leisy; Forman, Michelle L.; Bocala, Candice – Learning Professional, 2019
More than a decade of research suggests that improving the quality of instruction and student learning requires leaders to set a vision for instruction, promote teacher learning around that vision, and foster organizational conditions for teacher collaboration and growth (Louis, Dretzke, & Wahlstrom, 2010). Yet designing professional learning…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Teacher Collaboration, Faculty Development, Instructional Leadership
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Savitz-Romer, Mandy – Learning Professional, 2019
Too often, leaders overlook valuable human capital in their schools and miss the opportunity to develop them so that the school and its students can reach their full potential. This is particularly true for a highly qualified but underused group of professionals: school counselors. School counselors are uniquely positioned to support students'…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Strategic Planning, Counselor Training, Professional Development
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Psencik, Kay; Mitrani, Valerie; Coleman, Ramona – Learning Professional, 2019
Effective coaches make time for their own learning. As they systematically engage in professional learning, they develop and deepen their knowledge in areas including the Standards for Professional Learning (Learning Forward, 2011), adult learning principles, and research-based instructional practices. This ongoing learning process doesn't happen…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Professional Development, School Districts, Teacher Leadership
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Novak, Sandi; Houck, Bonnie – Learning Professional, 2018
Curriculum is the "heart" of any educational Organization. Realizing its importance, many school districts engage in a curriculum renewal cycle. Doing this well can be a crucial factor in students' academic success During a typical cycle, the district identifies an area of study, at which point district and school personnel dive deep…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Evidence Based Practice, Faculty Development, Alignment (Education)
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Micheaux, Donna J.; Parvin, Jennifer L. – Learning Professional, 2018
Principal evaluation systems without explicit and aligned professional learning simply re-create a system of compliance and fail to improve leadership capacity. Given the complexity of the role of today's principals, they must learn a new set of skills and knowledge to create innovative learning environments. To use principal evaluation as a tool…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Evaluation, Leadership Qualities, Supervisors
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Garland, Allison – Learning Professional, 2018
After 12 years as a building administrator, the author became Executive Director of School Leadership in Littleton Elementary School District #65, Avondale, Arizona. The district created this position to focus on the professional and personal growth of building leaders while ensuring district initiatives were implemented with fidelity. The…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Principals, School Districts, Administrator Responsibility
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Spero, Ken – Learning Professional, 2018
Computer simulations can provide essential practice at making a wide range of decisions facing education leaders, filling gaps in experience with relevant virtual on-the-job training. Simulations can help administrators prepare for difficult conversations about students in crisis, racial tensions, teacher evaluations, and other sensitive topics.…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Decision Making
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Martin, James G. – Learning Professional, 2017
In recent years, there has been an increasing focus on professional learning structures for teaching and finding ways to embed this learning into the daily work of teachers. This is premised on the understanding that one-shot professional development yields little transfer or change of practice to ultimately impact student learning. But how has…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Principals, Administrator Education, Professional Development
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Ebell, Steven; Hughes, Holly; Bockart, Scott; Silva, Susan; McBride, Stephanie – Learning Professional, 2017
In Texas--specifically in the greater Houston area--Clear Creek Independent School District is a destination district. Families with young children seek to move into the Clear Creek ISD district boundaries when looking for housing in the area. State accountability requirements, coupled with slow changes in student demographics, have caused Clear…
Descriptors: School Districts, Principals, Administrator Role, Communities of Practice