How principal's vulnerability motivated her staff | Show you care even when tension is high | Retiring principal says his gift was connecting with students
May 22, 2019
ASCD K-12 Leadership Brief
An ASCD SmartBrief supplement for K-12 administrators
Management & Leadership
How principal's vulnerability motivated her staff
How principal's vulnerability motivated her staff
Shakae Dupre-Campbell, the principal of Middle Years Alternative for the Arts and Humanities in Philadelphia, says she has shared personal stories with staff and faculty to help motivate them to better serve students. Making herself vulnerable helped build trust with her team and prompted them to motivate each other to achieve goals, she explains in this commentary.
The Philadelphia Inquirer/Daily News (tiered subscription model) (5/21) 
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Show you care even when tension is high
Leaders in high-pressure environments can be effective if they prioritize respect for team members, offer feedback and praise, and solicit their input, writes Art Petty. "People do incredible things for leaders who care for them," he writes.
Art Petty (5/19) 
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7 Key Criteria for Measuring Growth
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Career & Recruiting
What it takes to manage workplace conflict
Conflict is a natural part of the workplace, and it can be a productive force to help employees move toward their objectives, writes Heather Backstrom. The next time you encounter conflict at work, be sure to reflect on the issue and think about where the other person is coming from.
Forbes (5/21) 
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Lawmakers move forward on new education facility
Nevada lawmakers have advanced a measure that would provide funding for a new education center they hope will attract students to become teachers in the state. The building on the campus of Nevada State College is expected to cost $55.9 million.
KVVU-TV (Las Vegas) (5/20) 
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What does equity-based literacy instruction look like?
Learn strategies to help students crack the written code, deepen background knowledge, and tackle complex, grade-level texts. Discover the 4 pillars of equity today with our free e-brief. Download now.
Technology & Tools
School trains students in robotics, manufacturing
School trains students in robotics, manufacturing
A high school in Michigan recently installed a "work cell" to help prepare students for careers in robotics. The $1 million project includes a robot, controller and other equipment designed to aid in manufacturing.
T.H.E. Journal (5/21) 
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Policy & Research
Ore. lawmakers pass suicide-prevention law
The Oregon House of Representatives has passed a measure requiring the state board of education to develop rules and policies aimed at preventing student suicides. "Adi's Act," which was named for high-school student Adi Staub who committed suicide in 2017, awaits the signature of Gov. Kate Brown.
KDVR-TV (Denver) (5/17) 
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Model G20 vs. Model UN: What's The Difference?
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When Character Is Center Stage, Teens Rise Up
For teens to commit to purposeful action in school or in the community, they first must feel a sense of belonging. Teenagers need school to be a place where they learn and practice being a good person, not just being a smart person.
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