Principal to focus on teaching by example | Follow through on what you say you'll do | Subtle ways to appear professional in interviews
April 26, 2017
ASCD K-12 Leadership Brief
An ASCD SmartBrief supplement for K-12 administrators
Management & Leadership
Principal to focus on teaching by example
Principal to focus on teaching by example
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Laura Wyble, principal of a new public charter school in Michigan, plans to implement a philosophy that includes teachers demonstrating and modeling lessons for students. Wyble notes that learning is not magic but happens both "when you show and when you teach." (Michigan) (free registration) (4/24) 
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Follow through on what you say you'll do
Follow through on what you say you'll do
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Your actions are a demonstration of your integrity, so keep in mind that everyone is watching what you say and do, says S. Chris Edmonds in this blog post and video. He shares the story of a golf match where his playing partner's creative scoring revealed his integrity, or lack thereof.
SmartBrief/Leadership (4/25) 
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Northwestern University School of Professional Studies
The Master of Arts in Public Policy and Administration degree is designed for current and aspiring leaders in fields like health care, monetary policy, and municipal government who are motivated to shape meaningful policy that delivers positive impact. Complete your degree online or in evening classes on Northwestern's campus. Learn more.
Career & Recruiting
Subtle ways to appear professional in interviews
Bring a nice pen and a leather portfolio to your interview to help yourself appear more professional, Vicki Salemi writes. Don't make mistakes such as carrying a water bottle with another company's logo.
Forbes (4/24) 
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How to improve response rates on LinkedIn
You're more likely to get responses to your messages on LinkedIn if you use the recipient's name right away and clearly identify why you would like to connect with them, writes Marcelle Yeager. Try to determine whether you have something in common that can help you stand out from others who may be making similar efforts to connect.
U.S. News & World Report (4/20) 
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Other News

In The Writing Thief, Ruth Culham highlights over 90 quality mentor texts and shows you how to "steal" from them to develop key traits of writing in your students. Texts are organized by informational, narrative, and argument writing and include practical activities to make the most of each one. Preview the entire book!
Technology & Tools
Superintendents use Twitter to raise awareness about state budget
Superintendents in Illinois are using the Twitter hashtag #PassILBudget, as well as posting messages on school marquees, to raise awareness about how state-level budget issues are affecting their schools. Over 400 district leaders have joined the effort.
WBEZ-FM (Chicago) (4/24) 
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Policy & Research
A-F grading system approved by Ariz. board
A new accountability system adopted this week by the Arizona State Board of Education will use an A-F scale to rate K-12 schools. Under the system, there will be separate rubrics for elementary and high schools, and both will be tied to state test results, plus other factors such as absenteeism in the elementary schools and college and career readiness in the high schools.
The Arizona Republic (Phoenix) (tiered subscription model) (4/25) 
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High-impact strategies to provide access to all students
Universal Design for Learning regards difference as the norm, rather than the exception and embraces variance to improve the quality of instruction for the entire class. Here's how to use UDL strategies, like targeted classroom talk -- making use of think-pair-share, talking chips and role cards --, student choice and voice recording to engage, support and challenge students with a wide range of learning needs. Read now.
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Webinar: How to Differentiate Instruction
In this engaging webinar, based on the ASCD book "How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms," author Carol Ann Tomlinson will share a few key foundational and practical revisions from the most recent edition of the book. Among the ideas she will survey are the reason for a (slightly) new title, why it's important to "teach up," specific guidelines for supporting particular categories of learners, and advice for appropriate use of learning styles in the classroom. May 4, 3 p.m. ET. Register now.
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