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Lummis, B. & Gallagher, S. (2011). Using Additional Teacher Collaboration Time to Improve Student Achievement. National Center for Time and Learning.

This online webinar presents material on how to provide time for collaboration.  This is a part of the Schools Moving Up Expanded Learning Time webinar series.

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Farr, S. (2010). Leadership, Not Magic. Educational Leadership.

This article defines, based on research on high performing teachers, the traits which make these teachers successful.  High-performing teachers are leaders in their classroom who set big goals, get students invested in learning, plan purposefully, execute effectively, continually improve, and work relentlessly.

 

 

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The Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement (2005). What Does the Research Tell Us About Teacher Leadership? The Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement.

One of the most effective strategies for school improvement is to nurture teacher leaders. The authors of this report describe necessary conditions for teacher leaders to thrive.

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Jerald, C. D. (2006). School Culture: “The Hidden Curriculum”. Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement.

The author addresses the organizational culture of schools and how leadership can foster vision and values that ultimately result in a positive, supportive school culture. Focusing on personal relationships, goal alignment, and high expectations, the article includes advice from principals of schools that went beyond cultivating a safe and nurturing environment in an effort to drive school improvement.