As a teacher, I remember walking by my assistant principal’s office one day as he was leaning back in his chair smiling. I distinctly remember the look on his face. He looked stress free. I had no id
For principals and other school administrators, this list of videos, blogs, and articles includes advice and tips on effective leadership strategies, partnering with teachers, and cultivating and reta
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From leading Australian researcher Ben Jensen, the new report Beyond PD: Teacher Professional Learning in High-Performing Systems analyzes the way four high-performing systems provide professional lea
Requires a login but provides good info This special back-to-school edition of SmartReport covers all of the latest edtech trends including a roundup of takeaways and insights from this year’s ISTE Conference; what’s keeping educators up at
State teachers of the year explain how they make students feel safe enough to take risks—and then push them to do so.
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Making one's school better requires honest conversation, and that requires courage. Check out these questions and conversation starters that can be used in faculty meetings or as a professional develo
School leaders can always learn something new about communication, which evolves as new tools are introduced, old approaches revised, and new lessons learned.
Principals try to cultivate traits that improve communication, demonstrate respect, and inspire vision.
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Principals often view leadership and management as two different roles, but the most effective principals know how to blend the two. Included: Tips for combining leadership and management skills to be
A little older but still true today. Every leader is different, but successful school leaders share a number of key qualities. Here they are.
When presenting to CAP one of the most common complaints was the expectations around email. When I was teaching a student complained to my supervisor because he emailed me at midnight night on Saturday and I didn't respond until 6 am Monday. He was angry because my "lack of response" cost him his planned lab time. Technology should not mean 24/7! This article examines the impact of electronic communications on the work of school leaders, drawing on the full report with the anticipation that readers will look to the published report for further
You can access a multimedia version of the Executive Summary, which includes several interview videos, at the following link: http://reports.cea-ace.ca/OCSBcasestudy A CEA Selection Jury chose the Ott
When I am speaking to educators I remind them of the flight attendant and their reminder that you must put your mask on first before helping others. The same is true of mental and physical health, you must take care of yourself before you can help others. If we want healthy, positively productive schools, then we need to consider the well-being of all those within the school environment. This means caring for the well-being of school principals as well
Now accepting nominations Canada’s Outstanding Principals recognizes outstanding contributions of principals in publicly funded schools from every province and territory in Canada.
This report was presented as a workshop at the Canadian Association of Principals in Saskatoon where I was presenting this spring. Some stats really stuck out for me: Principals are 1.7 times more likely to burn out than the general public Principals are 2.2 times more likely to have relationship issues due to work than the general public. 62% of principals want more leadership building opportunities. These stats lead me to develop my principals mastermind series to help reduce the negatives and help build the leadership opportunities. principals roundtable.com New expectations and emerging social issues are dramatically changing the work and role of school principals, according to a new study released today by the Canadian Association of Principals and the
I listened to a podcast by William D. Parker where he points out that we often think we know intentions of parents and why they are not engaged, for example we assume they are working three jobs therefore they are not engaged. This may be true, but it may not. Reach out and ask how you can help them become engaged. Myths about poverty and the students who face its challenges compound existing inequities. It's time to ditch (or confront) these stereotypes.
Amidst a web of challenges, principals can still manage to control the "weather" inside their schools, writes Tamara McWilliams.
Sending kids out of class or out of school doesn’t set them up to be successful when they return and knocks them further down the ladder they are trying to climb, high school teacher Joanna Schimizzi
Teachers looking to build on student interests and increase engagement should work on developing these five "teacher strengths," says educator Marcia Powell.
The new Amazon site will offer free lesson plans, teaching modules and other digital resources for educators.
Carol Dweck, who parsed the difference between a "fixed" and a "growth" mindset, clarifies her theories of intelligence. Her statement,"Students need to try new strategies and seek input from others when they’re stuck. They need this repertoire of approaches—not just sheer effort—to learn and improve. We also need to remember that effort is a means to an end to the goal of learning and improving. Too often nowadays, praise is given to students who are putting forth effort, but not learning, in order to make them feel good in the moment: “Great effort! You tried your best!” It’s good that the students tried, but it’s not good that they’re not learning". shows how me may be doing damage by misinterpreting her theories.