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Improve Principal Evaluation And Create Highly Effective Leaders! Even with great teachers, student achievement hinges on an effective principal. Behind every high-quality principal is an airtight system of leadership evaluation that consistently rewards excellence and remedies deficits. While teacher evaluation methods have improved, instructional leadership evaluation has often stood still—and student learning and achievement have paid the price. This book identifies the major problems in this process and articulates clear solutions. The result is a blueprint for ensuring the best person for the job is occupying the principal’s chair. Content includes: • Extensive data, presented in a user-friendly manner • Clear connections to the new ISLLC Standards for School Leaders • A suite of interactive tools including sample self-assessments, mid-year and final evaluation forms, and ...

Deliberate Practice in Theory
Deliberate Practice in Theory

At times, learning is not fun. Rather, it is simply hard work, consisting of deliberate practice, which we define as part of a regimen of effortful strategies designed to optimize improved professional and/or personal practice. This is not a new concept: At the close of the 19th century, Bryan and Harter (1899), for example, claimed that it took ten years to become an expert, and, in the next century, Simon and Chase (1973) found that chess masters needed to acquire some 50,000 chunks or patterns to have a chance of becoming experts. Similar to Simon and Chase, Ericsson (2000) found that the critical difference between expert musicians in terms of the attained level of solo performance was ...

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