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Nurturing the Learner Within as a Principal

Why do we learn? It's a question principals always have on their mind. Children and adults, students of school, and students of life learn with greatest investment when they are engaged in what they are doing, when they feel that their learning is meaningful and relevant.  (continue reading)
Steph George Nov 5, 2018 7:29:00 AM

A Principal's Role in Building School Community

How can principals take on the role of instructional leader to build and lead the school community?  (continue reading)
Frances Lown Jun 11, 2018 7:03:00 AM

How Should Principals Search for Areas of Growth?

In this video, author Tom Marshall shares sample conversations and the questions he asks as he walks through his school in search of improvement.  (continue reading)
Frances Lown May 8, 2018 6:24:00 AM

Building a School of Math People, One Conversation at a Time

As principals, we tend to think a lot about the big moments like staff meetings, welcome-back letters, and assemblies. But, in truth, leadership doesn’t happen in grand gestures  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet Mar 6, 2018 5:47:22 PM

Chris Lehman on Reclaiming the Principalship

Families drop their children off at school each day hoping that we will make their children’s lives greater than their own. Every guardian wants this.  (continue reading)
Frances Lown Feb 8, 2018 2:05:18 PM

Tom Marshall on Reclaiming the Principalship

As a principal, your days are filled with decisions. How can you keep student learning central to your work and the school’s mission?  (continue reading)
Frances Lown Jan 26, 2018 5:29:41 PM

Balancing the Principal Hat and the The Coaching Lens

A fine line is drawn when the principal acts as coach. If we want teachers to take risks and grow, we must learn to notice things with a coaching lens.  (continue reading)
Frances Lown Jan 12, 2018 11:37:36 AM

Heinemann Fellow Katie Charner-Laird on Questions of Leadership

I often wondered whether I was being an instructional leader. That is what I was aiming for, but how was I to know if I had gotten there?  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet Nov 30, 2017 8:10:07 AM

How Principals Can Help Teachers, and Entire Schools, Build Energy

Principals can help teachers build energy, and there are many ways they can do this. Don Graves once visited a school where  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet Oct 25, 2017 4:07:40 AM

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