360 Degree Feedback

Three-hundred and sixty degree feedback -- also known as multi-rater feedback -- is an excellent diagnostic and development tool for education leadership development with public schools and school districts. Not only do those who are new to educational leadership develop a more comprehensive and accurate self-image, the school leadership framework we utilize helps them develop a much deeper understanding of the commitments of leadership.

Within our 360-degree feedback framework, K-12...

 

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Best Practices in Education Leadership

We are looking for participants in our Best Practices in Education panel!  Each month we will, with your help, explore a new topic relating to schools and education in America. 

This is a new research method for us this year.  We hope to, with your help, gain a better understanding of best practices in education related to leadership,...

 

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Benchmark Reports

Each year the Center works with public districts across America to gather input from all stakeholder groups.  We compile the results of our survey data into Research Reports that illustrate issues and trends from the perspective of each stakeholder group.  Our published reports provide school leaders, district leaders, school board members, researchers, journalists, and others access to the results of our four primary stakeholder assessments.  Each of these available research...

 

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Why Are Teachers Afraid of Being Heard?

Best Practices in Education Leadership“Response Fear” is a sometimes irrational skepticism of survey respondents who fear their loss of confidentiality. We can all imagine a scenario in which a feared school administrator (or a related school leadership position)...

 

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The Good News and Bad News about Arizona Schools

The school year has officially begun across Arizona and the rest of the country. Discussion topics have shifted from vacations and summer camp to homework, school leadership and new teachers. Parents (and most likely your school administrator) have suddenly found new enthusiasm for carefully comparing notes on everything from math curriculum to testing policies. Parents agonize at length about whether their child's teacher is the best match to the needs of their children. No detail...

 

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Principal Interview: Sheri Marcotte of Chapel Hill 7th and 8th Grade Center

School Leadership and Education LeadershipChapel Hill 7th and 8th Grade Center is a middle school on the west side of Indianapolis that was in need of a new school administrator. MSD of Wayne Township Superintendent Dr. Terry Thompson has overseen an impressive series of building initiatives which, most recently, included rebuilding the school into a state-of-the-art facility...

 

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Do we listen to teachers?

School Leadership and Education LeadershipI was speaking with the superintendent of a mid-sized district in the Midwest this week. He is an old friend and someone I regard as an expert in education leadership and school leadership.  We had not had a chance to connect in some time. He was updating me on developments with a school administrator in his districts and we were...

 

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Can Web 2.0 Break School-to-Home Barriers?

Many school leaders, district administrators and experts on effective educational leadership that I speak with spend a significant amount of time figuring out how to connect with parents. The research clearly indicates that parental involvement is critical to student success. And so, educators create elaborate (and often time consuming) ways to increase parent interaction with the school.

Some of the most effective methods are creative in their approach(though decidedly low-tech...

 

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Top 3 School Culture Killers

Climate and culture within a school is often underrated as a cause of failure among our schools. Indeed most leaders -- and students of education leadership -- spend far more time focused on instructional related matters, educational leadership issues, personnel issues, bus schedules and even lunch duty. While these are all important aspects of running a...

 

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In the Mind of Teachers: Measuring Commitment

Education Leadership and School LeadershipMany of my clients are masters of educational leadership and, as such, are anxious to learn about how their teachers really feel. Principals typically feel as if they know whether teachers are generally pleased or not with their current lot. But, if their teachers are unhappy, just how unhappy are they? If their teachers are highly committed,...

 

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