School & District Management Video

Webinar: Providing Meaningful Support for Principals

January 5, 2018 1:00:05

As an instructional leadership director in the Tulsa, Okla., school district, Julio César Contreras is redefining what it means to supervise principals. He eschews micromanaging school leaders and instead works alongside them to help them meet the goals of the district’s long-range plan and to improve teacher performance in their schools. He holds frequent meetings with principals to discuss and improve their work, visits classrooms constantly, and strategically uses data about classroom performance to help school leaders make decisions. In this webinar, Contreras, a 2016 Education Week Leaders To Learn From honoree, will detail the strategies he uses to partner with principals to help them grow professionally, as well as support their work to improve teaching and learning in their schools.


Teaching Video Teachers, Try This: Build a Lesson Plan Using ChatGPT
One educator explains how teachers can use ChatGPT to create lesson plans, and offers insight and advice on the process and its pitfalls.
Student Well-Being Video How Districts Can Improve Mental Health Through Building Design
The WELL Building Institute offers ideas for improving student and teacher mental health, including low-cost options like reducing clutter.
Student Well-Being Video How This School Uses Architecture and Design to Improve Mental Health
John Lewis Elementary School in Washington, D.C., was designed with mental health in mind. It’s become a model for the district.
JLE Thumbnail 01 BS
Kaylee Domzalski
Social Studies Video Updating Social Studies Expectations in the ‘Critical Race Theory’ Era
Always a focal point for controversy, updating what students should know in history class became especially charged in late 2021 and 2022.
Lauren Santucci & Stephen Sawchuk