Restorative Practices Roundup: 5 Leaders, 5 Stories
“RP has become increasingly important as a tool for educators who are struggling to meet the educational and social-emotional needs of children surviving a pandemic.”— Karen Webber
3 Steps to Intentional Instructional Leadership
“If I want to encourage students to excel, I have to equip teachers to excel – and that means working deliberately to provide my team with the tools, structures and support they need.”— Ranesia Edwards
It’s time to mathematize our schools
“School leaders like you have an important role to play in building a school-wide positive math culture, regardless of your own background in math. Research shows that the way adults talk about math powerfully shapes students’ math mindsets.”— Margie Pearse
Here are 3 concrete practices that worked for us.
We have to commit to recruitment as part of our ongoing, year-round work.
“We are a whole school of PD.” Supporting teachers with student rapport, relationships and routines.
For new Ps and APs: Instructional leadership tips & tools from veteran administrators
A day in the life of Principal Traniece Brown-Warrens.
The more focused we are, the bigger impact we can have on instruction.
I recently wrote about the transformative power of conducting frequent, brief classroom walkthroughs as a school leader. Setting aside 30 minutes per day to visit 10 classrooms can be a gamechanger in your knowledge of what’s happening with teaching and learning in your school, as well as in your ability to build a learning community […]
Trust me: Frequent, brief observations can transform the learning culture in your school.
Surveys and walkthroughs can miss the full story of our schools. Student shadowing can help fill the gap.
Here are the qualities I’ve seen in principals whose students see themselves as mathematicians.