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How Professional Development for Teachers Will Help Students Excel

How Professional Development for Teachers Will Help Students Excel

Never Stop Learning! This should be the new mantra for teachers. Professional development for teachers has entered a new phase as a result of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and ongoing research on effective professional development. And it’s time to take notice. ESSA defines professional development in which “activities are sustained (not stand-alone, 1-day, […]

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Five Reasons I’m excited about the new Thought Partners Website

Not too long ago, I decided it was time for a change in the form of a complete redesign of the Thought Partners brand and website. Why the change? I wanted a new brand image and copy crafted to clearly and effectively convey my mission… To enhance the leadership knowledge and skills of school leaders […]

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Be an instructional leader, focus on student learning

When it comes to student learning, leadership matters. In fact, leadership is only second in line behind classroom instruction among aspects that play a part in what students learn at school. Twenty-five percent of effects at a school are a result of leadership. However, some leaders are more effective than others. Some effective leaders can […]

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Shooting for the Stars with School and District Improvement

Shooting for the Stars with School and District Improvement

Even if you are the leader of a high-performing school or district, you are still going to be creating a strategic plan at the district level or a school improvement plan at the building level that is aligned with achieving the district strategic plan. Creating an improvement plan does not mean that your district or school is broken. […]

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