Sheri Walker

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Schools work to close achievement gap in AP courses

Calvert and Patuxent high schools participated in a yearlong review to help close the achievement gap in Advanced Placement courses, resulting in an …

Education

An Inside Look at School Improvement (Perspectives)

A principal, an assistant principal, two instructional coaches, and a teacher at one school go deep on continuous improvement<p>Continuous improvement—a …

8 Steps To Teacher-Led, Digital PD - TeachThought PD

<b>8 Steps To Teacher-Led, Digital PD</b><p><b>by TeachThought Staff</b><p>Professional development for teachers is a beautiful thing. While many professionals work …

Social Media

This Year, Lead Like a Designer

There are many versions of the design thinking process. Two of the most common come from the Stanford d.School and IDEO. In their book <i>Moments of</i> …

Teaching

Educational Leadership - Summer 2018 - 49

Educational Leadership is a magazine for educators by educators and includes among its readers principals, teachers, and administrators of every …

Education Policy

A Classroom Where Everyone Feels Welcome

Fostering a Sense of Inclusion in the Classroom<p>When we talk about the dynamics of creating a culturally inclusive classroom community, the typical …

Pedagogy

Two Sandy Hook Moms Speak Out: School Safety Is Up to All of Us

Only half of students report feeling safe at school. So where do we go from here? Michele Gay and Alissa Parker weigh in.

Students

Response: 'Every Teacher' has to Help ELLs Meet Common Core Standards

<i>(This is the last post in a two-part series. You can see Part One here.)</i><p>The new question-of-the-week is:<p><b>How can we help English Language Learners</b> …

Teaching

How Do Principals Really Improve Schools? - Educational Leadership

At first glance, this approach to improving schools seems to make sense. After all, research does say that teacher quality is one of the most …

Pedagogy

Technology Is Key for Boosting Classroom Equity

Technology Is Key for Boosting Classroom Equity eli.zimmerman_9856 Mon, 06/18/2018 - 17:46As the growth in personalized learning initiatives has …

Education

Developing Your Classroom Presence

Fostering a Sense of Authenticity<p>Students want and need sincerity, honesty, and care for the subjects they are being taught. This multidimensional …

Teaching

We Are Failing Our Most Vulnerable Children

What can we do for students facing chronic poverty and other challenges? A lot more than we’re doing now, writes Tyrone C. Howard.

Mental Health

A Coach for Every Teacher

District leaders hadn't made the same assessment. Seeing the experience on his résumé, they determined he wasn't a "new" teacher and therefore didn't …

Student-Powered Events Empower More Than Classroom Learning

Guest post by Sam Williams<p>It's 5:50, ten minutes to showtime at the sixth annual Curtis High Math Night, and I feel strangely calm.<p>Years past, this …

Response: Professional Development Does Not Need 'One-Shot Wonders'

<b>(This is the third post in a four-part series. You can see Part One here and Part Two here.)</b><p>The new question-of-the-week is:<p><i>What are the biggest</i> …

English-Learners Aren't 'Perpetually Struggling,' We Just Aren't Gauging Their Progress, Study Finds

Current and former English-language learners have made significant progress in the past 15 years on the test dubbed the "Nation's Report …

A School-Improvement Guidebook: Build Partnerships

To establish a culture of continuous improvement, teachers need the space to be vulnerable, explains assistant principal Maggie Norris.

How Passion Projects and Community Partners Create Relevant Learning for Teens in School

When a huge flood devastated Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in 2008 the community was faced with a host of problems more commonly seen in big cities, like …

Central Beliefs about Leadership Teams

<b>Leadership teams increase the achievement and engagement of every student through continuous improvement of curriculum, instruction, assessment, and</b> …

3 Keys to Building Strong Instructional Leadership Teams

As I discussed in my Getting Smart article, Back-to-School Prep for School Leaders, we know from supporting schools and districts across the nation …

Principals: Our advice and resources for establishing instructional leadership teams

It’s a new year and you have made a resolution to create plans and work with teachers to improve teaching and learning. That excitement quickly turns …

A How-to Guide for Building School-Community Partnerships

Community engagement is a learning opportunity for students and a boon for local mission-driven organizations, writes Rommel Loria.

Gold Standard PBL: Essential Project Design Elements | Blog | Project Based Learning

<b>Challenging Problem or Question</b><br>The heart of a project – what it is “about,” if one were to sum it up – is a problem to investigate and solve, or a …

Using Technology to Personalize Teacher Training

Bolstering the Teacher Pipeline<br>May 24, 2018 | Volume <b>13</b> | Issue <b>18</b> <b><br>Table of Contents</b> <b></b><p>Share |<p>Using Technology to Personalize Teacher Training<p>Juliana …

New Teacher Immersion

An intensive orientation program gives novice teachers in one district a game-changing introduction to the instructional culture.

Seven Keys to Restoring the Teacher Pipeline

A combination of local policies and practices can help restore the profession.

According to Harvard, This 1 Leadership Trait Separates Exceptional Leaders From the Rest

Better team collaboration, stronger employee commitment, and lower staff turnover are possible, if you can lead with compassion.<p>When researchers Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter looked at the factors that separated exceptional leaders from the pack, one trait stood out above the rest: …

Leadership

Equity and Innovation at NewSchools Summit

With a call to leverage diversity for innovations in learning, Stacey Childress opened the 2018 NewSchools Summit (#NSVFsummit) in San Francisco. The …

Aiming for Discipline Instead of Punishment

With our most difficult students, the current way schools try to discipline students does not change their behavior, and often it escalates the …

Emotional Resilience: The Missing Ingredient

Recognizing the power of emotions and cultivating emotional resilience can help schools retain teachers.