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How School Leaders Can Support Teachers in the “New Normal” of Distance and Hybrid Teaching

During this time of uncertainty, it is more important than ever for school leaders to lead with clarity of expectations, model persistence and dedication, and display empathy for students, families, and teachers.

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How Leaders Can Support Parents and Families--Right Now!

Parents and families need support from school leaders now more than ever as they navigate through virtual learning, hybrid schedules, and increased safety guidelines.

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3 Highly-Effective Instructional Strategies to Engage Students—Both in the Classroom and Virtually!

Michelle Ventura introduces three instructional strategies that can be used in the classroom or used in a virtual learning setting.

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Collaboration and Collective Teacher Efficacy—A Holistic Approach to School Improvement

Collective efficacy can be nurtured through collaboration and teacher teams, resulting in increased student achievement.

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Emerging Discoveries through Virtual Learning

Virtual learning has brought many challenges, but with it, we’ve seen some trends that should stick around longer than this pandemic.

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Truth Three: Great Schools Move from Islands of Excellence to Systematic Impact with High Levels of Collective Efficacy and Commitment

Part 3 of 3. This three-part series debunks myths and provides the truth about what works best for school improvement.

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Distance Learning Should Not Become the “New Normal”

Since we have been under “shelter-in-place” orders due to the COVID-19 crisis and schools have been forced to transition to distance teaching and learning, the phrase “new normal” has been applied to many different scenarios. But is this really what we want school to look like moving forward?

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Truth Two: An Instructional Leader Does Not Merely “Sponsor” Learning for Others

Part 2 of 3. This three-part series debunks myths and provides the truth about what works best for school improvement.

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Truth One: A Program Will Never Have as Much Impact as Your Practice

Part 1 of 3. This three-part series debunks myths and provides the truth about what works best for school improvement.

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Developing Teacher Clarity through Achievement Teams

Teacher clarity is a framework built on two things: collaborative philosophies and explicit instruction.

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How to Overcome a Pedagogy of Poverty

Creating a learning environment where students thrive occurs through teacher clarity, formative assessment, questioning, and feedback.

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