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High-Leverage Strategies for Principal Leadership : 

High-Leverage Strategies for Principal Leadership Presenters… Cynthia, David, Don, Eric, Jackie A review of an article authored by Richard DuFour and Robert J. Marzano

What’s the big idea? (Don) : 

What’s the big idea? (Don) By promoting teacher learning in collaborative teams, a principal is far more likely to improve student achievement than by focusing on formal teacher evaluation. From instructional leaders to learning leaders. A change of focus.

The Truth About Classroom Observation (Eric) : 

The Truth About Classroom Observation (Eric) The odds are greater that a teacher will be struck by lightening than found to be ineffective though classroom observations Ineffective teachers are unlikely to be receptive to negative feedback Principals do not have the expertise in content knowledge in every subject area required to provide valid assessment of teacher’s instruction. Development of an individual does not guarantee organizational improvement. Principal evaluation is a low-leverage strategy supplying only a minimal amount of time devoted to each teacher when observing a staff of at least 40, for example.

Student Learning: The Criterion for Professional Interaction (Cynthia) : 

Student Learning: The Criterion for Professional Interaction (Cynthia) How can principals use the time dedicated to classroom observations in a much more     effective way? What question should all teachers at a school be able to ask and answer in order to ensure a  schools consistency of instruction? Why is teacher practice at a school often not consistent school-wide?

Collaborating on Common Assessments (David) : 

Collaborating on Common Assessments (David) 1) How is learning monitored? 2) Do they reflect identified quality assessments? 3) How will the results support students experiencing difficulty? 4) What criteria are used for assessing the students’ work? 5) What evidence is there from members of the team for applying common criteria consistently?

Collaborating on Common Assessments (David) : 

Collaborating on Common Assessments (David)

Collaborating on Common Assessments (David) : 

Collaborating on Common Assessments (David) Common Assessment Activity

The Principal's Role (Jackie) : 

The Principal's Role (Jackie) Principals who monitor collaborative teams will result in every team member understanding what should be taught and how students will demonstrate learning. Each team member receives evidence of student learning that can be compared with other students attempting the same standard. The team is able to identify students who need additional support and highlights team members’ strengths. If a team struggles, the principal can provide necessary professional development.

From Supervision to Capacity Building (Don) : 

From Supervision to Capacity Building (Don) Time spent on teacher evaluations is far better spent on helping teachers develop into collaborative learning teams. It is time to reduce or remove low-leverage high-time tasks: teacher evaluations. Collaborating with learning teams takes time, but it is a high-leverage strategy to improve student learning levels.

What’s the big idea? (Don) : 

What’s the big idea? (Don) By promoting teacher learning in collaborative teams, a principal is far more likely to improve student achievement than by focusing on formal teacher evaluation. Examination by Prezi

The End : 

The End Thank you!

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