Principal PD

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School & District Management This State Created a Retention System for Principals. Here’s Why It Worked
Missouri has deepened the support it offers to new principals through a partly federally funded, two-year mentoring program.
Olina Banerji, February 21, 2024
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School & District Management Principals Have an Increasingly Tough Gig. Enter the Principal Coach
Coaches can help principals look after their own well-being and delegate responsibility.
Olina Banerji, December 22, 2023
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Professional Development Opinion I Tried AI as a Virtual Coaching Assistant. Here's What Happened
Is using an artificial intelligence note-taking tool appropriate during leadership- coaching sessions? Here's what AI had to say.
Peter DeWitt, November 14, 2023
4 min read
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School & District Management Opinion Principals Need Support. That's Where Principal Coaches Come In
There are four important things that a seasoned principal coach knows how to do, writes the Metro Nashville superintendent.
Adrienne Battle, October 24, 2023
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Professional Development Opinion What Do Educators Want From Professional Development?
Traditional PD often overlooks the authenticity and relevancy that teachers need for ongoing professional growth.
Larry Ferlazzo, October 4, 2023
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School & District Management Q&A A District’s Coaching Program for Principals Takes a Holistic Approach to Address the Struggle With Stress
A large urban district adopted a coaching program to support school leaders' individual needs and behaviors, not just instructional concerns.
Elizabeth Heubeck, July 14, 2023
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School & District Management How to Support Male School Leaders of Color. 6 Tips From a District-University Partnership
Chicago schools and National Louis University are working to increase school leaders who are Black and Latino men.
Denisa R. Superville, June 23, 2023
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Professional Development Opinion Want to Strengthen Leadership Coaching? Try Collaborative Inquiry
Education leaders need to be a part of the inquiry process so that they, too, can grow.
Peter DeWitt, June 8, 2023
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Professional Development Spotlight Spotlight on Professional Development for Leadership
This Spotlight will empower you with insights on motivating teachers all year long, improving communication with school staff, and more.
October 21, 2022
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Equity & Diversity How Carefully Tailored PD Can Help Principals Become Equity Leaders
A partnership involving several districts suggests smart professional development can help principals improve equitable practices.
Denisa R. Superville, September 22, 2022
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Professional Development Spotlight Spotlight on Professional Development
This Spotlight will empower you with insights and advice for turning challenges into opportunities for professional development, and more.
July 15, 2022
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School & District Management A Big Gap in K-12 Leadership Prep: Teaching School Finance Skills
More than half of prep programs in a recent review did not prepare principals to master basic financial tasks.
Denisa R. Superville, July 12, 2022
4 min read
Principal Vernicka Rolle-Murray leads students to classrooms after breakfast, Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021, during the first day of school at Washington Elementary School in Riviera Beach, Fla.
Principal Vernicka Rolle-Murray leads students to classrooms after breakfast on the first day of classes at Washington Elementary School in Riviera Beach, Fla., in 2021.
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Professional Development Principal Prep and PD: What Works and What's Being Left Out
Decades of research has clarified what effective principals need to know and where training programs succeed or lag.
Denisa R. Superville, June 7, 2022
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School & District Management For Principals, Prep and PD Fall Short, New Report Finds
Training programs for principals are slowly, but unevenly, adapting to the research on how principals affect students and teachers.
Denisa R. Superville, June 2, 2022
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