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Nava-Landeros, Imelda; Isken, Jo Ann; Francois, Annamarie – Learning Professional, 2020
The progression of teacher learning from aspiring educator to accomplished practitioner is multifaceted and complex. Selecting a teacher preparation program is a critical point in this journey, but it is by no means the end. Strengthening teacher pipelines requires aligned systems that not only open diverse entry points and provide initial…
Descriptors: Residential Programs, Teacher Education Programs, Urban Schools, Teacher Persistence
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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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Augustine-Shaw, Donna; Lane, Jessica – Learning Professional, 2020
Teacher retention is a continuing concern. One of the reasons teachers leave the profession is that they don't feel valued or working to their potential. Developing teacher leadership is a positive way to improve job satisfaction, career development, and retention (Wixom, 2016). In addition, teacher leadership and influence in decision-making are…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Leadership Training, Teacher Education, Capacity Building
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Lachlan-Haché, Lisa; Causey-Konaté, Tammie; Kimmel, Lois; Mizrav, Etai – Learning Professional, 2020
Increasing the racial diversity of the teaching workforce is an urgent priority. Policymakers and educators are advocating for more people of color in teaching and leadership positions. The authors, from the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders (GTL Center), agree racial diversity is paramount for building a more equitable education system. The…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Diversity (Faculty), Teacher Effectiveness, Minority Group Teachers
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McKee, Rohini; Bowman, Michelle – Learning Professional, 2020
COVID-19 has presented many new challenges for educators, not only in teaching and connecting with students but in their own learning from one another. The necessity of physical distancing has required all who engage in networks to be nimble and adapt strategies to an online environment. Although frustrating, this need can be turned into…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Networks, Middle Schools
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Fuentes, Sarah Quebec; Jimerson, Jo Beth – Learning Professional, 2019
At the heart of effective school leadership are robust instructional leadership practices. An emphasis on instructional leadership is neither new nor simple. The authors spent the last several years talking with teachers, school leaders, and content experts about how they engage in instructional leadership and the challenges with which they…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Leadership Responsibility, Teaching Methods, Teacher Distribution
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Kim, Anthony; Hanna, Tomás; Dotres, José – Learning Professional, 2019
Demands on education leaders are changing rapidly, and being a leader isn't getting any easier. Principals, superintendents, and others are pulled and stretched in many directions by staff, parents, community members, and school boards, as well as their own families. Leaders' roles require them to have an attention to detail, an ability to be…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Administrator Characteristics, Principals, Superintendents
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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
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Preston, Bruce – Learning Professional, 2019
Howell Township Public Schools in Monmouth County, New Jersey, has reimagined the roles of teachers, school leaders, and all educational professionals around the concept of a team of learning engineers who, through their students, make the world a better place. While education has long required teachers to work in groups, professional learning…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Educational Change, Teamwork, Faculty Development
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Fisher, Douglas; Frey, Nancy; Almarode, John – Learning Professional, 2019
How might the work of professional learning communities (PLCs) focus on the changes necessary to ensure that "all" students are engaged, inspired, and successful? The authors of this article developed five discussion questions that they believe allow educator teams to put equity front and center in their collaborative conversations…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Teacher Collaboration, Equal Education, Teaching Methods
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Rorrer, Andrea K.; Bradley, Janice; Groth, Cori – Learning Professional, 2019
The Leadership and Inquiry for Turnaround (LIFT) initiative in Utah supports turnaround leaders' development and builds resilience and capacity of school leadership teams to thrive and lead their schools to improvement, even in the face of major challenges and adversity. This article describes how professional learning can help mitigate the…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Leadership Responsibility, Leadership Training, Resilience (Psychology)
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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
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Edwards, Darla – Learning Professional, 2019
A networked improvement community can be a tremendous resource for people who share a common interest and desire to learn from each other, and, thanks to technology, this can occur even when participants are separated by a large distance. This article discusses Virginia Advanced Study Strategies' Rural Math Innovation Network, a four-year project…
Descriptors: Networks, Rural Schools, Middle Schools, High Schools
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Learning Professional, 2019
Stress is part of the job of a school leader. How can principals and other leaders manage the stress so they can be resilient and effective? This article shares advice on this topic from five experts. Tips include: (1) Balance urgency with purposeful action (Ayesha Farag, Principal of Williams Elementary School in Newton, Massachusetts); (2) Keep…
Descriptors: Principals, Instructional Leadership, Stress Management, Administrator Effectiveness
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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
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