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Educational LeadershipMay 2017 / Volume 74, Number 8Lifting School Leaders
Is Your School Better Because You Lead It? Baruti K. KafeleA single question can help school leaders clarify their direction.
Learning to ListenShane SafirTwo inner-city principals discover that listening is at the heart of school transformation.
Building a Schoolwide Leadership MindsetSarah E. FiarmanDeveloping teacher leaders requires a lot more than just soliciting teachers’ input.
5 Perspectives for Leadership SuccessCathy A. TollTo get past common stumbling blocks, new school leaders often need to reexamine their beliefs.
Leadership Coaching that TransformsElena AguilarIn the right context, leadership coaching can help principals negotiate the internal and external challenges of their work.
Tending the FireElizabeth A. City and Danique A. DollyToday’s school leaders must help their communities address issues of racial inequity and injustice.
Special Topic: What’s Worth Fighting Against in Grading?Douglas Reeves, Lee Ann Jung, and Ken O’ConnorFour common grading practices can harm students and erode instructional culture.
Stop Sabotaging FeedbackDouglas Stone and Jenn David-LangHow to get better at giving and receiving feedback.
Getting Intentional About Principal EvaluationsPamela MendelsA group of districts are working to make leadership evaluations more than just a pro forma task.
Conversation Walks: Improving Instructional LeadershipSally J. Zepeda and Philip D. Lanoue One district’s method for bringing school and central office leaders closer to teachers’ work.
A New Approach to PD—and Growing Leaders Kenneth Baum and David Krulwich The Artisan Teaching Model develops instructional expertise.
Windows into Instructional PracticeChristina Steinbacher-Reed and Sam A. Rotella Jr.Collaborative professional learning experiences can break down walls between administrators and teachers.
When to Go to the MatCarol A. SmithReflecting on core values can tell a leader it’s time to take a stand.
Designing a Community of Shared LearningAnne M. BeatonInspired by Jerry Seinfeld (yes, Jerry Seinfeld), an instructional coach creates a system to bring teachers together.
COLUMNS / DEPARTMENTS
Perspectives/Whole-School LeadersAnthony Rebora
Research Matters/Natural-Born Coached LeadersBryan Goodwin and Heather HeinCan effective leadership be learned? (Actually, yes.)
Show & Tell: A Video Column/The Importance of StruggleDouglas Fisher and Nancy FreyHow challenge and failure can help students.
The Techy Teacher/How to Build Positive Change Catlin TuckerTo support tech innovation, schools need to revamp their PD infrastructures.
Principal Connection/Who’s a Leader?Thomas R. HoerrExamples of true leadership can show up in unlikely places and ways.
One to Grow On/Shining a Light on LeadershipCarol Ann TomlinsonThe three elements that transformative teachers and principals share.
Index to Advertisers
Tell Me About . . ./A Mentor Who Nurtured Your Abilities as a Leader
ASCD Community in Action
EL Takeaways/Hints for Lifting Leaders
The Trust Factor Jane ModoonoA school culture built around trust can be transformational. But it doesn’t happen by accident.
EL Study GuideKim Greene
Inservice Guest BloggersBaruti K. Kafele, Cathy A. Tollhttp://inservice.ascd.org
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