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School of Thought Blog
6 August 2020
When I reflect on what the school year might look like this fall, like all administrators I am filled with a certain amount of uncertainty maneuvering through the COVID-19 pandemic as well as our commitment to focus on equity and diversity. Most of us are spending our time this summer planning for the education of […]
5 August 2020
It’s time we shatter barriers to success and learning for people of color, stand against the social injustices in our world, and stop hiding behind the mantra, “I’m white, I can’t speak out on race.” One of our greatest callings as leaders is to bring our school together toward one purpose, unity. This requires leaders […]
30 July 2020
Change is hard. Organizational change is harder still. How might leaders take action to make engaging with change less difficult? The key may lie in developing efficacy. What Is Efficacy? Cognitive Coaching authors Arthur L. Costa and Robert J. Garmston define efficacy as “the quest for competence, learning, self-empowerment, mastery, and control.” Why Is Collective […]
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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
August 19, 2020 3:00–4:00 pm ET
The NASSP Policy & Advocacy Center’s “State of American Education” session, originally slated for the 2020 National Principals Conference in July, goes virtual for the first time—as a FREE event! With the effects of COVID-19 felt throughout the nation, we will look at how the pandemic has impacted schools and related issues such as social […]
September 16, 2020 3:00 pm ET
While the pandemic has wreaked havoc on schools and the landscape of education, it has also had a significant impact on the financial lives of most Americans. Consider the record levels of unemployment, people dipping into retirement funds to pay their mortgages, and a newfound appreciation for the importance of having an emergency savings fund. […]