Mentoring Matters: November
In addition to supporting your day-to-day leading and learning, the following resources are intended to serve as a springboard to conversation between mentor and new administrator. We encourage you to meet face-to-face, Skype, Blog, Google Hangout, email, Tweet, or in some other way connect to process the resources that are most relevant to your circumstances!
Email can steal valuable time from us and contribute to a less than ideal leadership-life fit. Check out these strategies to help you manage your email and increase your leadership-life fitness level!
Support your implementation of the Common Core/Iowa Core with free resources from www.successatthecore.com
In the upcoming months, the intent for this segment is to cultivate our online community by collaborating around effective, successful leadership practices in action across the state. The format will include a brief podcast/video in which a leader describes and explains the practice and shares the evidence of its success, followed by an opportunity to discuss and process the practice via a Google Hangout or Twitter chat. (Don’t worry if you don’t Hangout or Tweet yet; we have no prerequisites for learning!)
We need your help in contributing to our learning community by volunteering to share a practice you have implemented with high levels of success or by recommending the practice of a colleague.
Please email your recommendations to firstname.lastname@example.org
Coaching Conversations: Building Teachers’ Self-efficacy
How do we as leaders build the capacity for change? When should we provide helpful advice to teachers? What does development of teachers look like? John Hattie’s (2009) meta-analysis shows feedback to teachers is highly correlated to increases in student achievement. In fact students whose teachers receive specific, clear feedback that includes directions for next steps experience increases in achievement. So, clearly, we want to develop our skills as leaders in providing quality feedback. Higgins (2012), a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, provides insight and strategies to support our work:
Delve more deeply by clicking on this link to the article and then join the respective conversation below!
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October/November Monthly Checklist: