I was recently asked by a Principal Center Pro member to share my top 10 book recommendations for school leaders. Here’s my list—what would you add? Let me know in this discussion in The Network. (Not a member of The Network? Get your free account here ») Talk About Teaching, by Charlotte Danielson* Willpower: Rediscovering […] .
We expect the work we do in the teacher observation and evaluation process to produce results—namely, better teaching and improved learning. Too often, though, it doesn’t. We invest hundreds of hours of work for no discernible impact on student learning. And in many cases, the vast majority of teachers continue to be evaluated as “meets […] .
Leadership isn’t much fun if no one is following you. Yet that’s where we almost all start. A reader asks: How can I manage professional interactions with those who may not have respect for me or take me seriously? If you’re new to a school, in a new role in your school, or simply different […] .