For Leadership Day 2010 (#leadershipday10 – organized by Scott McLeod) I wanted to get people thinking about where they are and where they aim to be.
Do you know what your data tells you and why? What kind of school are you? What kind of school are you working to be?
Below is Doug Reeves leadership matrix, where do you fall on the matrix?
“There is a world of difference between getting an “A” in robotics class and winning a “bot” competition.”
Does this line strike you? It should! Read this well written piece by the Harvard Business Review entitled:
Looking for great real world examples of the misuse of the english language? Teachers, look no further! Check out this great post on Mental Floss!
A new large national study continues to back up the research that says school leadership is linked to student achievement. The study was conducted by the University of Minnesota.
Thanks goes out to Larry Ferlazzo ( @LarryFerlazzo ) who tweeted this out earlier today, you can find his blog here.
Do you subscribe to the blog “The Edjurist“? If you are in the business of education and you need to keep updated on school law you should subscribe to “The Edjurist“. Today I came across a post of theirs that shared tons of links for finding current school law information. Check it out for yourself:
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If you don’t subscribe to Reading Rockets RSS feed you need to TODAY. They publish some great stuff! Today I stumbled across their post on increasing higher order thinking. This is a must read, and please click the link below to read more…
I love working in the Carmel Clay School district, and the last two days I spent at the administrators retreat were so refreshing. Leaders focused on student learning, inspring teachers, and continually working toward excellence! Tonight I came across a blog post on the NSDC blog, check out this quote and read the article by clicking the link below.
“Without effective leaders, public education is often a maelstrom of competing interests. Attention and effort can shift from students’ needs to responding to the most powerful or persistent adult voices. School system leaders understand that one of their roles is to modulate and, in some cases, resist these demands, ensuring that the system’s focus remains on student learning. This is often exhausting work and certainly not the reason most leaders chose public education as a career. Nevertheless, leaders prepare for and embrace this role, understanding that their success directly impacts student performance.”
A great post from Kristen Swanson at from Teachers as Technology Trailblazers on some great RTI resources for teachers and administrators:
I came across this at Lifehacker today, and just had to cross post it!
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