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Sussman, Mel – Learning Professional, 2018
It is not clear exactly when school leaders first started wearing an "S" on their chests and began defiantly uttering the phrase, "I can do it all myself!" But after days, weeks, months, or even years of racing wildly from task to task, many a superhero principal has come to the stark realization that nothing could be further…
Descriptors: Principals, Leadership, Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership Styles
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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
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Saltzman, Amy – Learning Professional, 2017
While most principal supervisors are former principals themselves, few come to the role with specific training in how to do the job effectively. For this reason, both the Washington, D.C., and Tulsa, Oklahoma, principal supervisor programs include a strong professional development component. In this article, the author takes a look inside these…
Descriptors: Principals, Supervision, Program Evaluation, Faculty Development
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McManus, Tricia – Learning Professional, 2017
The path to principalship in Hillsborough County Public Schools in Florida is not one taken lightly. After receiving the Wallace Foundation Principal Pipeline Initiative grant, Hillsborough was one of six districts that developed a comprehensive principal pipeline based on four key components: leader standards that define the role of principal;…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Education, Faculty Development, Leadership Training
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Baker, David; Carter, Catherine; Hagan, Patricia; Hayles, Temple; Rhodes, Rychie; Smith, Karen – Learning Professional, 2017
The cognitive load that a teacher experiences is mind-numbing. To improve, a teacher must begin by reflecting on his or her work, but with the mountain of decisions, where does a teacher find time or have the capacity to notice the way in which students are interacting with lessons? In 2014, the St. Vrain Valley School District Office of…
Descriptors: Reflection, Video Technology, Coaching (Performance), Data
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Houck, Bonnie; Novak, Sandi – Learning Professional, 2017
Schools and districts are required to have improvement plans that specify instructional and curricular ideas to enhance teachers' ongoing practice and assist students in performing at higher levels. Yet little has been done to examine the specific knowledge that principals need regarding literacy teaching and learning or how districts can build…
Descriptors: Instruction, Learning, Literacy, Teaching Methods