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School of Thought Blog
18 September 2019
Like my colleagues across the globe, my daily battle revolves around how to make decisions through the lens of what is in the best interests of my students. This seems particularly trying in my current nontraditional school situation that is focused on dropout prevention, content mastery, and personalized learning—all still within the confines and with […]
17 September 2019
Has this happened to you? It’s Friday afternoon and, remarkably, the day has been unusually quiet. There are no extracurricular activities to support that afternoon or evening, and you can leave school by 4:00 p.m. guilt-free. Shortly after getting home, it happens—your phone chimes and an email comes through, which you casually look at and […]
16 September 2019
School leaders across the nation work tirelessly day in and day out to ensure the success and well-being of each student and adult in their learning communities. The entire month of October—designated each year as National Principals Month—is designed to honor them for all they do. This year, the American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA), […]
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Building Ranks™: Educational Leadership in Practice
School leaders are faced with increasingly complex requirements to meet the needs of each child and adult in their learning communities. Building Ranks™ supports school leaders by defining the “what” and “why” of effective school leadership. Based on two critical domains, Building Culture and Leading Learning, the framework targets 15 leadership dimensions. Grounded in best practices and proven research, Building Ranks is aligned with the NPBEA’s PSEL and NELP standards and serves as the framework on educational leadership.
Building Ranks is brought to life by the aligned Educational Leadership Product Suite:
- Building Ranks™: A Comprehensive Framework for Effective School Leaders
- What the Research Shows: Building Ranks™ in Action
- Interactive, customizable workshops led by expert instructors
- Diagnostic of Educational Leadership Practice
- School Culture Survey
- Educational 360º Survey
I Want To
October 10, 2019 ET
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November 13, 2019 ET
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