VIDEO: Great School Leadership in Action

What makes for an effective principal? Five practices, done really well. Listen as 13 school leaders talk about how they have put those practices to work. Identified by local administrators for their efforts to boost teaching and learning, often under difficult circumstances, the principals come from districts receiving Wallace Foundation grants to improve school leadership. They were videotaped at Wallace in June 2012.

 

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April 2013
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  • Shaping a vision of academic success for all students
    • Kevin Tashlein on Getting Students Committed to Excellence

      Kevin Tashlein on Getting Students Committed to Excellence (1:43)

      “I wanted to be sure students had a chance to own their school.”
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    • Mikel Royal: Turning a Negative Into a Positive

      Mikel Royal: Turning a Negative Into a Positive (2:15)

      “We were able to make an impact on the other 50 percent.”
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  • Creating a climate hospitable to education
    • Michael Alcoff: Changing a Culture of Failure

      Michael Alcoff: Changing a Culture of Failure (2:40)

      "The staff had to start believing that they could succeed."
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    • Phil Carr: Building a School Community

      Phil Carr: Building a School Community (1:37)

      "Sometimes the smallest things can have the largest impact."
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    • Mikel Royal: Breaking Down Cultural Barriers

      Mikel Royal: Breaking Down Cultural Barriers (1:35)

      "The crux of the conversation was hopes and dreams for their kids."
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    • Jonathan Foy: Developing Trust Within Your Faculty

      Jonathan Foy: Developing Trust Within Your Faculty (2:50)

      "I learned how trust takes time."
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  • Cultivating leadership in others
    • Sarah Jacobsen Capps: Letting Teachers Know They Are Leaders, Too

      Sarah Jacobsen Capps: Letting Teachers Know They Are Leaders, Too (0:51)

      “I told her she was a leader.”
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    • Marie Jackson: Letting Teachers Learn From Each Other

      Marie Jackson: Letting Teachers Learn From Each Other (0:58)

      "Sometimes teachers work better when they hear from other teachers."
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    • Serapha Cruz: Building Leadership At All Levels

      Serapha Cruz: Building Leadership At All Levels (1:31)

      "Developing leadership has been a long-term process."
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    • Phil Carr: Tapping the Expertise of Department Chairs

      Phil Carr: Tapping the Expertise of Department Chairs (1:11)

      "We created a true leadership team."
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  • Improving instruction
    • Baretta Wilson: Forming Professional Learning Communities

      Baretta Wilson: Forming Professional Learning Communities (1:29)

      "We needed to build time for teachers to work together as a group."
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    • Sarah Jacobsen Capps: Tailoring Professional Development to the Teachers

      Sarah Jacobsen Capps: Tailoring Professional Development to the Teachers (1:00)

      "We surveyed the teachers."
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    • Erica Zigelman: Listening to Teachers

      Erica Zigelman: Listening to Teachers (1:21)

      "We have a plan that’s going to work."
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    • Lisa Gioe: Getting All Teachers on Board

      Lisa Gioe: Getting All Teachers on Board (1:57)

      "I felt it was important to go into the school with non-negotiables."
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    • Phil Carr: Listening to Students

      Phil Carr: Listening to Students (1:25)

      "We allowed our students to have a voice."
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  • Managing people, data and processes to foster school improvement
    • Angie Wright: Galvanizing the Staff Through Data

      Angie Wright: Galvanizing the Staff Through Data (1:48)

      "We had to run a marathon at the same time as running the sprint."
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    • Debra Scott: Creating an Open Door Policy

      Debra Scott: Creating an Open Door Policy (1:41)

      "I think it’s important that teachers and staff know that I care about them."
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    • Marie Jackson: Pinpointing Strengths and Weaknesses

      Marie Jackson: Pinpointing Strengths and Weaknesses (1:04)

      “The school is run by data.”
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