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What Do Schools Need? Collaboration and Principals Who Lead It  John Hattie is back -- and once again he is marshaling the evidence needed to improve schools.

What Do Schools Need? Collaboration and Principals Who Lead It 

Keep in mind that Hattie took the education world by storm a few years ago with his book Visible Learning: What Works Best for Learning. Visible Learning and its sister book, Visible Learning for Teachers, began to solve a knotty problem. To wit, thousands upon thousands of education research studies -- some high-quality, some low-quality, some large-scale, some tiny -- confuse just about everyone. Individual teachers and principals have no practical way to sift through all of them on their own, which leaves educators vulnerable to fads and fashions -- in part because no matter how unrealistic the idea, some study somewhere can be used to validate it.

When aggregated together, however, all those studies provide important guidance. As it turns out, pretty much any policy, program, or practice can have some positive effect for students. 5 Aspects of Emotional Intelligence Required for Effective Leadership. Here's to the Rebellious Leaders. As a leader, it’s easy to get into a pattern of repetition, of behaving as others have done before.

Here's to the Rebellious Leaders

The Internet That Was (and Still Could Be) It is not enough for the Internet to succeed.

The Internet That Was (and Still Could Be)

It must succeed inevitably. Or so many of us Internet Triumphalists in the mid-1990s thought. For, if the march of the Internet’s new values were not unstoppable, then it would surely be stopped by our age-old inclinations and power structures. The Net, as we called it then, would become just another venue for the familiar patterns of marginalization, exclusion, oppression, and ignorance. Which Values Are Ethical Values? By Linda Fisher Thornton My Applied Ethics students asked a great question that I want to answer in today’s post: “Which Values Are Ethical Values?”

Which Values Are Ethical Values?

Quick Overview. Why the Best Leaders Aren't Experts. Smart leaders hire people who are way smarter than themselves.

Why the Best Leaders Aren't Experts

But how do they maintain the respect of their employees? Most leaders rose through the ranks because they were experts in a particular field. Businessinsider. Bold Leadership: The 4 Steps That Take Leaders To Another Level. Top 6 Qualities Of Great Leaders. The key to influence is leadership, and learning from the worlds best is key to understanding what makes a good leader.

Top 6 Qualities Of Great Leaders

Some would argue a leader hides in all of us, whether it is winning your destination of choice when planning a holiday with friends, convincing your family they are to let you win the evening debate, helping your partner understand why they need to do what you want tonight, or influencing your boss at work to authorize the pay-rise you deserve today - at heart, everyone is a leader and knowing what counts when influencing someone into your direction of thought can result in a very effective you.

Do you have vision, humility, self-awareness, integrity, commitment and do you help others? Be a Leader Who Can Admit Mistakes. This might sound obvious, but if you want to build a more engaged workforce you need to, well, engage.

Be a Leader Who Can Admit Mistakes

That means, whether you are a CEO or a frontline manager, you need to be working hard to connect, face-to-face, with your people. That can mean anything from walking around and making pit stops in offices and cubicles to holding town hall discussions with your teams and staying to answer questions afterward. Change Management and the Culture of Innovation. Today I was lucky enough to present at BETT Asia all about Change Management and the Culture of Innovation.

Change Management and the Culture of Innovation

I discussed my experience with change management in schools and suggested some steps that I follow when effecting and leading positive change in my institutions. As promised I have written a brief summary of my talk and have included the links I shared, some of the slides and more information about what we discussed today. I hope you enjoy and for more information about my speaking engagements please click here.

I began by introducing the concept that I follow. Learning Leading Change: EduTECH Day Two: Digital Leadership with Eric Sheninger. He's quite shouty, which coming from me is really saying something.

Learning Leading Change: EduTECH Day Two: Digital Leadership with Eric Sheninger

What is truly possible in education? There is always excuses to not move forward. We need to stop making excuses and make a difference and make changes. Leadership is action, not a position. Become a Stronger Leader by Asking Yourself These Three Questions. 10-small-things-people-always-overlook-which-actually-matter-success. The quality of your life comes down to the quality of your habits.


No success can happen overnight though it sometimes seems so. Four Lessons for Life, Leadership, and Learning: A Tribute to the late Grant Wiggins. Grant and I first met at my hometown bagel shop. He was kind—and maybe curious—enough to answer my e-mail, which had this subject line: Hopewell high school dropout, now urban school leader. I was desperate yet optimistic. As a young leader of a new charter school for overage and undercredited youth in St. Louis, I needed all the help I could get. Who better than an education icon who coached soccer and played music in my small hometown? Growing up, I had no idea that an education legend lived nearby. That first get-together turned into many. The lessons Grant shared over coffee and bagels became cornerstones of my professional and personal identities. Businessinsider. As we start to head toward summer, many people look forward to vacation and a pace that begins to slow down, but not entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurs know that when it’s hot outside, the heat is on just as strong internally. Summer is a great time to push hard and develop not just your business skills, but your leadership skills. In fact, it was in the summer of 1899 that industrial giant Henry Ford left his position as chief engineer at the Edison Illuminating Company’s headquarters to concentrate on automobile production. If You Want People to Listen, Stop Talking. Andrew Nguyen George*, a managing director at a large financial services firm, had an uncanny ability to move a roomful of people to his perspective. What George said was not always popular, but he was a master persuader. It wasn’t his title — he often swayed colleagues at the same hierarchical level.

And it wasn’t their weakness — he worked with a highly competitive bunch. It wasn’t even his elegant and distinguished British accent — his British colleagues were persuaded right along with everyone else, and none of them had his track record of persuasion. Understand the 4 Components of Influence. We’ve all encountered people who say less but what they say matters more; people who know how to use silence to dominate an exchange.

So having influence means more than just doing all the talking; it’s about taking charge and understanding the roles that positional power, emotion, expertise, and nonverbal signals play. These four aspects of influence are essential to master if you want to succeed as a leader. Take positional power. The Age of Revolution: 10 Lessons for Leaders of the Change Generation. 5 Ways To Free Yourself From A Leadership Rut. Marketing's 10 Biggest Thought Leaders. The Challenges of Digital Leadership. ​As founding director of CASTLE (the Center for the Advanced Study of Tech­nology Leadership in Education), the nation’s only university center dedicated to the technology needs of school leaders, I have had the good fortune to work with administrators all over the world on digital leadership issues.

Because digital devices and online environments can simultaneously be transformatively empowering and maddeningly disruptive, the work of integrating digital learning tools into schools is usually difficult and complex. Common challenges arise, however, and can be thoughtfully addressed by proactive leadership. Vision. 5 Mistakes Leaders Make When Building Teams. One of the most important tasks of any leader: build a solid team around the mission at hand. 5 Critical Practices for Emerging Leaders. The Humbling Reason Why It's Vital that You Encourage Autonomy at Work. Truly confident people do these twelve things differently. Coolcatteacher. 9 Reasons Great Teachers Make Great Leaders 

In many companies, people are promoted into leadership positions because they were top-notch performers in their previous role. Being an individual performer, however, is very different from being a leader and requires a different skill set that all too often has not been deliberately cultivated. Similarly, in the startup world, many people become founders because they want to solve a problem and because they love creating products, not because they are great managers and leaders.

Teachers, though, are unique. The demands and experience of teaching, and the skills and knowledge necessary to become a great teacher, make great teachers particularly great leaders. When School Leaders Empower Teachers, Better Ideas Emerge. Lollyman/Flickr. Young Habs fan thanks Carey Price for on-ice selfie in heartwarming letter.

Michael Shulman, Staff Published Friday, March 20, 2015 10:06PM EDT Last Updated Friday, March 20, 2015 10:32PM EDT. Are You An Analog or Digital Leader? New Slide: What Do You Want LEADERS to Do With Technology? Why Principals Matter: Meet Ms. Lopez of Mott Hall Bridges Academy. You Have to Be Fast to Be Seen as a Great Leader. A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models. Learning Models, Theories, and Technology: A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers. Teacher Leadership and Educational Improvement in a Complex System  Helping the Poor in Education: The Power of a Simple Nudge.

94.04.RealLeadership.pdf. Scenario #1 - Confrontations that Lead to Excellence. A Country Where Teachers Have a Voice. Reflecting On These “Crippling Behaviours” As A Teacher. If those notes had been easy. . .The wisdom within our reach. Are You Adding Value Or Subtracting Value. How to Become the Content Innovator In Your Organization. Frank Catalano’s 2015 Personal Statement: Harnessing the Power of Information. Why School Leadership is Like Mountain Biking: Handlebars Follow Eyes.

5 Remarkably Powerful Habits of Great Leaders. Principals' 15 Point Winter Break Inspection. 5 Remarkably Powerful Habits of Great Leaders. 7 phrases a transparent leader would never use. Sister Mary Corita, nun, teacher and Pop art pioneer. Educational Leadership:Teaching for Understanding:Putting Understanding Up Front. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: SMAR Model Explained by Students. Words Matter: Are you talking about technology, or are you talking about learning?

Get a FREE inspirational ebook! Inspower. Eight Qualities of a Great Teacher Mentor - Education Week Teacher. The Power of "I Don't Know". Leadership@Now: Virtual Events for Educational Leaders. Education Week. Help your New Teachers Catch their Breath. People remember 10%, 20%...Oh Really? "16 Trends Shaping the Future of Ethical Leadership" Future of the Principalship.

How Digital Leadership Can Make a Big Difference in Schools. Constructive feedback - a positive approach to behaviour change. 6 Silent Culture Killers. Online Form Builder with Cloud Storage Database. Why Delegation Is Not About You. One Response to Ten Dangers Leaders Face. The Metric of More: Why You Shouldn't Just Focus On Growth. Post33. Bailey & Derek's Daddy. Teaching versus Learning. I ordered a Double Double, and I received an Experience. RSCON 2014. Dan Pink: How Teachers Can Sell Love of Learning to Students. 7 steps to walking the leadership talk. Inquire, Reflect and Share. Teachers Matter (Now More Than Ever) Finding Your Tennis Ball. Teacher Education: No Longer 'Business as Usual' - Education Week.

Recruitment and Retention Part 6: Enhance Teacher Career OptionsThe Educator. 5 Incredibly Effective Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder. Books, Blogs, and Ideas: Interview with Michael Fullan. When classroom observations make sense. Slavoj Žižek. Great Management Questions from Paul Graham, Jim Collins, and Other Business Leaders. Stop the Hurry. Why Playful Learning Is The Key To Prosperity.

So what if kids are reading less these days? They're better off. The Myths of Technology Series: “Technology Makes Us Dumb” The Transformational Leadership Strategist. How Should Learning Teams Choose Essential Outcomes? Conducting Classroom Observations. For the Weary Leader. Announcing the ASCD Arias Imprint—Timely Answers to Your Burning Education Questions. How To Grow As A Connected Educator.