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“Look fors” in effective classrooms

A friend (and parent) and I got talking about this the other evening: Imagine you’re moving to a new state, a new city, but before you decide on a neighborhood and therefore a school for your kids, you want some … Continue reading

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What makes for an effective principal?

I have worked with many principals during my career – those at the three schools when I taught, those that helped to implement the Modern Red SchoolHouse initiative when I was at that non-profit, those with which I have assisted … Continue reading

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Parents and selecting a new principal

Parents: How are principals selected in your school district? What sort of input do you have? How transparent is that process? This summer, my son’s school needed a new principal fast – the previous one left abruptly in July – … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tidbits, October 12, 2010

Last week I spent three days working with a school district in South Dakota, a place with which I’ve worked for about three years, and I was struck by something that the school board president said near the end of … Continue reading

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Beginning of the school year

The school year has begun, and that first meeting for and with parents – maybe Back to School Night, maybe some other evening event during the first week – always tells me so much about a school, the school’s leader, … Continue reading

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