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Introducing Building Ranks™. This actionable framework and its product suite help you tailor your practice to achieve a dynamic community of care and learning. Building Ranks provides a common understanding of what school leaders must know and do to translate educational leadership standards into day-to-day practice.

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A National Principals Month for the Books!

8 November 2019

Throughout October, NASSP, the American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA), and the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) continued the annual tradition of highlighting principals across the nation during National Principals Month (NPM). All month long, students, parents, teachers, fellow school leaders, policymakers, and even entire states celebrated the impact that principals have on […]

Nurturing a Culture of Gratitude

7 November 2019

Each year in November, we take time as a middle level school to emphasize the importance of gratitude. While we are an international school, we build off the American holiday of Thanksgiving as a foundation for celebrating recognition and thanks. Abundant research connects gratitude with a sense of purpose and happiness, and focusing on gratitude […]

Six Steps to Jump-Start Personalized Learning

6 November 2019

As education continues to change, so does the way we teach and how our students learn. Instead of the teachers being the holder of all information, our students now have the resources to drive their own learning. Personalizing learning for students allows students greater opportunities to control their learning and search for what suits them, and my […]

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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.

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Personalized Learning: Changing the Way We Teach and Learn at Mason High School

November 13, 2019 ET

About William Mason High School Location: Mason, OH Setting: Suburban Lunches: 7.5% free and reduced Grades: 9–12 Size: 3,507 students, 174 staff Read the Blog Coming soon. Live Virtual Tour Twitter Chat November 17, 2019, 9:00 p.m. (ET), #PrinLeaderChat

Intensifying Learning: PASSION FORWARD PBL

December 11, 2019 ET

About the Young Women’s Leadership School of Astoria Location: Astoria, NYSetting: UrbanLunches: 47% free and reducedGrades: 6–12Size: 600 students, 40 teachers Read the Blog Coming soon. Live Virtual Tour Twitter Chat December 15, 2019, 9:00 p.m. (ET), #PrinLeaderChat

Human Capital Management: Sowing Seeds of Potential at a Massachusetts High School

January 15, 2020 ET

About Joseph Case High School Location: Joseph Case High SchoolSetting: SuburbanLunches: 16.6% free and reducedGrades: 9–12Size: 535 students, 55 teachers Read the Blog Coming soon. Live Virtual Tour Twitter Chat January 19, 2020, 9:00 p.m. (ET), #PrinLeaderChat

NHStv: Students Lead the Way in Communitywide Broadcasting

February 12, 2020 ET

About Northwest High School Location: Fort Worth, TXSetting: Suburban/Rural30% economically disadvantagedGrades: 9–12Size: 1,900 students, 200 teachers Read the Blog Coming soon. Live Virtual Tour Twitter Chat February 16, 2020, 9:00 p.m. (ET), #PrinLeaderChat

Global-Mindedness: Hawai’i Zero-Waste Revolution at Kaʻōhao School

March 11, 2020 ET

About Ka’ōhao School Location: Mililani, HISetting: SuburbanLunches: 14% free and reducedGrades: K–6Size: 342 students, 20 teachers Read the Blog Coming soon. Live Virtual Tour Twitter Chat March 15, 2020, 9:00 p.m. (ET), #PrinLeaderChat

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