Leading for Learning Sourcebook: Concepts and Examples
This in-depth publication, aimed primarily at school and district leaders, offers a practical framework for clarifying school-improvement goals and devising a plan to move toward them. It draws on existing research and uses case studies to describe effective strategies such as sharing leadership, developing a professional community and making the most of outside resources.
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Leading for Learning: Reflective Tools for School and District Leaders
This report can help school leaders envision ways to connect their daily work with better teaching and learning. In offering nearly two dozen methods that can directly influence student achievement, it suggests that there are multiple ways to bring a leader’s vision into the classroom. Principals and superintendents can use the report’s recommendations to generate new ideas, validate current approaches and guide professional development.
Making Sense of Leading Schools: A Study of the School Principalship
Too often, school districts treat principals as interchangeable, expecting them to have the same abilities and to perform equally well in all situations. But the true picture of school leadership is much more complex, concludes this report from the University of Washington’s Center on Reinventing Public Education. The report portrays principals as expert “diagnosticians” and leadership coordinators who know when to take on roles themselves and when to distribute leadership functions to others. It also examines how superintendents, school boards, teachers and university principal-training programs might come to better understand and support principals in this more nuanced view of the role.
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Leadership Matters: Building Leadership Capacity
This guide for building education leadership provides strategies that all educators can use to promote learning among both students and professionals, build leadership capacity and create a “culture of effort” in the district. The Southern Regional Education Board’s three-pronged approach asks all adults to become model learners, to offer students and colleagues compelling reasons to learn and to capitalize on mentoring or coaching relationships that generate lasting improvement.
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