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Principal"s Story (Wallace Foundation) Conversation guide included.
The Principal's Story: Closing the Achievement Gap.
The conversation is based around Oregon’s work to develop culturally competent education leaders. While the ethnic groups are different, some of the same issues are similar to those we deal with in our schools with significant Native American populations.
The Principal's Story: Training Effective Principals.
There is great demand for principals who have the skills to turn around low-performing schools. To meet this challenge, we must answer some tough questions: How do we train new principals to turn around underperforming schools? What are the best ways to provide aspiring principals rigorous and relevant development opportunities so that they are prepared to be instructional leaders in high-need urban schools?
View the video. There are 12 conversation questions.
The Principal's Story: Sam I Am, Making Time for Effective Instructional Leadership.
How can principals focus on what’s really important: that is, shaping and realizing the schoolwide vision for improving teaching and learning? Often principals must respond to central office, school staff, students and parents before they can even think about instructional leadership. What if that were different? What if principals could focus more than half of their time on leading effective instruction, rather than just a third? What if we could transform schools simply by changing how principals spend their time?
The Principal's Story: Leadership Matters - A Call to Action. “We have no good schools without good principals.”
– Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education; former CEO, Chicago Public Schools
This video deepens the understanding of the critical and changing role school leadership plays in raising student achievement.
What Great Educators Do Differently: A Conversation with Todd Whitaker
Getting Principal Mentoring Right
Good Principals Aren't Born -- They're Mentored: Are We Investing Enough to get the School Leaders We Need?
Kennedy Fellows Standars for Mentor Principals
Experienced Principals Need Mentors Too!
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