What is Expected of a Great Teacher

As educational leaders, our priority is to make the best possible learning atmosphere for students and help teachers educate in the best classroom atmosphere. Although the majority of teachers are wonderful and show passion for education and student success, there are a few individuals that seem to not get the...

Alarming Number Of Urban Teachers Are ‘Chronically Absent’

Political battles over teaching in the last decade have focused on complexities of pensions, evaluations and standardized testing, often ignoring a basic but critical issue: Attendance. Teachers in the nation’s 40 largest school districts came to … Read more… www.huffingtonpost.com

Top Questions for A Middle School Principal Interview

1. What are the characteristics of an effective principal? 2. What makes middle school appeal to you and why? 3. What steps do you take to develop open communication with your stakeholders? 4. Describe how you would handle a fight between a regular education and special education student? 5. Give...

Want to help prevent school shootings? Build safer campuses. - Los Angeles Times

We have all lived through tragic moments in history that have impacted our lives, consciously or subconsciously. My mother was the one who explained this concept to me, saying she never forgot exactly what she was doing when she learned that JFK had been shot. It was an instance of...

Social Media Literacy: The Five Key Concepts | Edutopia

Edutopia blogger Stacey Goodman describes each key concept of media literacy, also explaing why it’s important, as teachers, we know what they are. Read more… www.edutopia.org

What Makes A Great Board Member? (You REALLY Need To Get This Right!)

A great company board is the result of having great board members. So what does make a great board member? What if the same principles were applied to school boards? Read more… www.forbes.com

Lacking Leaders: The Challenges of Principal Recruitment, Selection, and Placement | The Thomas B. Fordham Institute

School leaders matter. But are districts identifying, recruiting, selecting, and placing high-potential principal candidates? To what extent do these practices enable districts to find and hire great school leaders? In Lacking Leaders: The Challenges of Principal Recruitment, Selection, and Placement, authors Daniela Doyle and Gillian Locke study five urban school...

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