Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Educational Resources & Tech Tools 10/23/2014

  • Trust and relationships among all constituents build strong schools.

    tags: Leadership education reform character PD

    • Enduring achievement gains require not only applying content and concepts worth knowing, but also ensuring that learning is occurring in a healthy, thriving culture as well
    • Is the principal visible in classrooms and noticing and commenting on teachers' and students' strengths?
    • And—not to be minimized—are teachers and students enjoying instruction and learning?
    • Joy in learning is essential to a healthy and productive school culture; fear and joy cannot coexist.
    • People who are anxious with worry, concerned for their safety, or treated disrespectfully do not take risks or work well with others, nor do they perform their best work.
    • Successful principals and other education leaders deliberately model and take trust-building steps with and for their school communities every day.
    • They listen without judgment, are open to divergent viewpoints, communicate clearly and respectfully, and are humble in their actions and demeanor.
    • They celebrate teachers' strengths before evaluating them. They give feedback that is useful and actionable.
    • A caring, well-organized, and well-managed environment helps promote a sense of well-being and optimism
    • Research has clearly shown that teachers become more effective, efficient, and joyful when they have time to plan, observe, problem-solve, coach, and learn together.
    • Successful principals foster a collaborative atmosphere by creating time for classroom teachers and specialists to
    • The most effective principals and education leaders also take their own professional learning seriously and become highly knowledgeable so they can ably guide and coach teachers.

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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