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How Can Principals Help Teachers Improve Their Craft?

By Larry Ferlazzo — February 10, 2016 1 min read
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This week’s question is:

“I am a principal. There is a social studies teacher who could use some help making lessons more interesting and engaging. I am concerned that the lessons are the same format each day. Look up a topic on the internet then do some research. I challenged the teacher to make the lessons more engaging and the teacher’s response was, well I asked YOU to help show me what you want. The fact is I know what I don’t want, and that’s the same old boring lessons. Please help!”

For brevity’s sake, however, I’m shortening it to:

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