Focus on teachers helps one principal succeed | Sports and being a boss have much in common | Survey considers satisfaction among Colo. teachers
May 21, 2018
ASCD K-12 Leadership Brief
An ASCD SmartBrief supplement for K-12 administrators
Management & Leadership
Focus on teachers helps one principal succeed
Focus on teachers helps one principal succeed
Memphis elementary-school principal Yolanda Dandridge says her "biggest, driving question" is asking what the teachers at her school need most. Dandridge, recognized by her district for turning around a struggling school, says in this Q&A that the key to success for principals is "to love your people" and offer them the development they need.
Chalkbeat (5/18) 
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Sports and being a boss have much in common
Sports and being a boss have much in common
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Business leaders can learn from professional sports coaches, who know strategy is just one aspect of success, notes John Baldoni in this blog post and video. Bosses and coaches "must learn how to bring out the best in their employees, manage up in order to achieve their objectives and engage with the community around them," he writes.
SmartBrief/Leadership (5/18) 
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Building Expertise Announces Over 40 Sessions
Announcing more than 40 conference sessions that will channel the Power of YOU! to shape the future of education. Transform your core instruction with Manny Scott, Robert J. Marzano, Ron Nash and Jaime Castellano at the 7th Annual Building Expertise National Conference in Orlando, Florida.
Career & Recruiting
Survey considers satisfaction among Colo. teachers
A survey of more than half the teachers in Colorado found that 89% said their school is a good place to work and for students to learn. However, just under 58% said they had enough preparation time, the survey showed.
The Denver Post (tiered subscription model) (5/21) 
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What to consider before accepting a job offer
What to consider before accepting a job offer
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Trust your instincts and take note of how you feel about a job before you go ahead and accept an offer, executive career coach Mikaela Kiner says. Career coach Dana Manciagli recommends reviewing the job description and asking yourself if you want to spend your workdays on those tasks.
Glassdoor (5/18) 
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Technology & Tools
Nev. district uses app to encourage summer reading
Nev. district uses app to encourage summer reading
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A Nevada school district has "gamified" its summer reading program through an online application where students record what they read and earn points to be "superheroes." The district kicked off the annual program with an event where students could do crafts and receive free books and other gifts.
Las Vegas Review-Journal (5/19) 
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Policy & Research
S.C. teachers rally for higher pay, funding
Public-school teachers in South Carolina held a rally this weekend at the state house in Columbia to demand higher pay for teachers and other state workers, plus more funding for education. Advocates are asking for a meeting with Gov. Henry McMaster and several lawmakers to discuss salaries and funding.
The State (Columbia, S.C.) (tiered subscription model) (5/19) 
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One day, three opportunities for enhanced learning
ASCD's 2018 Conference on Teaching Excellence gives you three opportunities to enhance your learning and tackle student inequity. Sign up today to attend a pre-conference institute.
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Behavior beyond compliance: Social and emotional implications
Learners with pervasive shyness, unhappiness, fear, depression, anxiety, obsession, compulsion, anger, noncompliance, social awkwardness, lack of impulse control, attention issues and other social, emotional, and behavioral differences face challenges in the classroom. In addition, students who receive higher test scores do not always translate as mentally healthy learners.
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