25 03, 2022

Why Teacher Reflection Should Be Collaborative

2022-05-02T23:32:20+00:00

In this article you will learn…

  • The power of reflection is amplified when meaningful conversations are part of the process because when teachers have the opportunity to talk about their lessons with a colleague, insights are gained, skills are refined, and students benefit.
  • A question-driven reflection is a method of discourse that allows a teacher to own the reflection process by explaining, clarifying, and reflecting on the decisions they made in planning and delivering the lesson.
  • A set of reflection questions that collaborative colleagues can utilize to begin to reflect on and understand the decisions a teacher made at the lesson level.
Why Teacher Reflection Should Be Collaborative2022-05-02T23:32:20+00:00
23 02, 2021

One Principal’s Review of Developing Instructional Leadership

2021-02-23T17:10:29+00:00

In this article, you will learn:

  • A principal’s first-hand perspective about the book, Developing Instructional Leadership.
  • How this book supports the principal’s work.
  • Why other administrators will benefit from reading it.
One Principal’s Review of Developing Instructional Leadership2021-02-23T17:10:29+00:00
9 12, 2020

The Power of Instructional Leadership

2021-01-13T17:53:31+00:00

In this article you will learn…

  • That any principal can increase staff motivation, and thus achievement, by increasing ownership.
  • The strategic learning practices and actions of instructional leadership in curriculum, instruction, assessment, and climate that actually increase the opportunities for learning—and increase the opportunities for ownership.
  • How to utilize the actions of instructional leadership to build a climate of ownership at your site.
The Power of Instructional Leadership2021-01-13T17:53:31+00:00
1 12, 2020

Communication: How to Ensure Collective Clarity

2020-12-01T17:28:52+00:00

In this article you will learn…

  • What the notion of conceptual redundancy is and why it one of is the most important aspects of instructional leadership.
  • How to overcommunicate with your audience by taking into account the variety of listeners and addressing the diverse—and sometimes competing—needs of the group.
  • What conceptual redundancy looks like and sounds like from three principals who have utilized it as they implemented their own school-wide initiatives.
Communication: How to Ensure Collective Clarity2020-12-01T17:28:52+00:00
24 11, 2020

Question-Driven Feedback: How to Ensure Individual Metacognition

2020-12-01T17:34:27+00:00

In this article you will learn…

  • Why question-driven feedback is the most effective method to support stronger teachers’ decision making.
  • How this method of discourse allows the teacher to own the feedback process by explaining, clarifying, and reflecting on the decisions they are making to implement the actions of the initiative.
  • The guidelines for offering question-driven feedback to your teachers.
Question-Driven Feedback: How to Ensure Individual Metacognition2020-12-01T17:34:27+00:00