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School Leadership: Resource Roundup

School Leadership: Resource Roundup
Facebook Edutopia on Facebook Twitter Edutopia on Twitter Google+ Pinterest Edutopia on Pinterest WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation Top Tips for School Leaders 5 Strategic Tips for First-Year Administrators, by Ross Cooper (2015) For admins just starting out, it's helpful to establish relationships, visit classrooms, understand others, flatten the hierarchy, and become an active social media presence. 8 Top Tips for Highly Effective PD, by Vicki Davis (2015) Among the top strategies for highly effective professional development are making it useful, making it relevant, and making sure that teachers start practicing it ASAP. 8 Tips to Create a Twitter-Driven School Culture, by Elana Leoni (2014) Administrators can create a more connected school culture by modeling Twitter use and encouraging staff to work, play, and learn through the medium. Back to Top Partnering With Teachers Cultivating Great School Leaders

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What a difference a word can make People spend a good deal of time talking to one another, and in general we do it pretty well. We might feel excited, angry, embarrassed, or — if we’re lucky — loved, in the course of our daily conversations. So is there any benefit to thinking about a science of talk? Can we really gain anything from scientific analysis of something we “just do”? I believe we can, and I’ve spent the last 20 years studying real talk from real people talking to each other in real time.

Journals AERA publishes seven highly respected, peer- reviewed journals that feature the field’s leading research, including: AERA Open American Educational Research Journal Educational Researcher Review of Educational Research Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics Review of Research in Education How to help principals do a better job? Train their bosses OAKLAND, Calif. — It was almost the end of first period at Bret Harte Middle School when the five superintendents descended on math class. Dressed in suits and armed with pens, notebooks, and laptops, the superintendents had one specific goal as they fanned out across the classroom, interacting with students: to look for evidence that a geometry lesson was aligned to the new state math standards. “You’re all working together?” one superintendent asked a group.

Educational Research eJournal Educational Research eJournal is an electronic journal about research and experiences in all areas and levels of education. The Journal features empirical research, theoretical and conceptual analysis. The Journal welcomes contributions to enhance the exchange of diverse approaches and information among educators and researchers around the world. Visualiser le gain d'une éducation We are happy to announce Krisztina Szucs and Mate Cziner as the winners of our OECD Visualization Challenge for their project, Economic Returns on Education. Alongside the publication of their important and data-rich Education at a Glance report, we partnered with OECD in challenging designers to visualize a selection of the report’s data. The selected data focused on the economic costs and return on investment in education — both for the individual and for society.

How Leadership Training for All School Staff Helps Students Excel The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System in Tennessee was facing a common challenge in education — lots of its best people were retiring and there weren’t enough qualified people in the district to fill the leadership positions opening up. This practical challenge prompted the district to look inward and take steps to develop existing talent with an eye to the future. What started as a desperate need became a concerted emphasis on increasing leadership capacity at all levels of the district and has led to remarkable growth in student achievement by extension. “We’ve tried to establish opportunities for people to gain knowledge of leadership, no matter where they are in the organization,” said Dr. B.J.

CITE Journal The CITE Journal is an online, open-access, peer-reviewed journal, established and jointly sponsored by five professional associations (AMTE, ASTE, NCSS-CUFA, CEE, and SITE). This is the only joint venture of this kind in the field of teacher education. Each professional association has sole responsibility for editorial review of articles in its discipline: Educational Technology: General (SITE) Technology and Science Education (ASTE) Technology and Mathematics Education (AMTE) Technology and Social Studies Education (NCSS-CUFA) Technology and English Education (CEE) The CITE Journal has a unique Commentary feature, which permits readers to author short responses to articles published in a commentary strand linked to the article. This feature takes advantage of an interactive medium to develop an ongoing, peer-reviewed dialog.

What is the key to a successful education system? 7 February 2013Last updated at 04:24 ET By Caroline McClatchey BBC News Education Secretary Michael Gove wants to change the primary and secondary school curriculums in England. He has said he wants pupils to be taught a "core knowledge" of facts and figures. He wants them to be able to recite their times tables, punctuate a sentence correctly and list capitals of the world. The education systems in Hong Kong, Finland, and South Korea are often lauded as among the best in the world, scoring highly in international league tables. The new leaders on the block: Why teacher leadership and shared vision are vital to North Carolina schools This white paper is based on Dr. Hemphill’s dissertation “Teacher Perceptions of Teacher Leadership and Shared Vision: A Correlational Study using the NC Teacher Working Conditions Survey.” Introduction As the landscape of public education continues to evolve, so does the leadership and vision required to meet the needs of this ever-changing academic platform.