Q&A Collections: Administrator Leadership
I'll begin posting new questions and answers in early September, and during the summer will be sharing thematic posts bringing together responses on similar topics from the past six years. You can see all those collections from the first five years here.
Here are the ones I've posted so far:
Today's theme is Administrator Leadership. You can see the list following this excerpt from one of them:
PJ Caposey, Amber Teamann, Matt Renwick, Paul Barnwell, and Mitch Barnes share their ideas on the roles of administrators in making curriculum innovations.
Dr. Sanée Bell, Mark Estrada, Sally J. Zepeda, Adeyemi Stembridge, Kenneth Baum, David Krulwich, and Daniel Venables contribute their suggestions about how administrators can support curriculum innovations.
Myron Dueck, PJ Caposey, Pete Hall, and Christina Post contribute their commentaries on the topic of qualities potential principals should develop and maintain.
Catherine Beck, Mark Estrada, Bill Sterrett, and Ben Fenton share their suggestions about the qualities aspiring principals should cultivate within themselves.
In this post, Troy Hicks, Kristina J. Doubet, David Sherrin, Kirke Olson, and Barbara Blackburn share their thoughts on how principals can support teachers, specifically in the social sciences. I've also included comments from many readers.
In this post, Shawn Blankenship, Pete Hall, Jennifer Hindman, Steven Anderson, and Aubrie Rojee share their suggestions on how principals can mentor teachers.
This piece features commentaries from Mark Estrada, Diana Laufenberg, Bryan Harris, Ben Spielberg, Sarah Cooper, and Drs. William & Pérsida Himmele on how principals can best support teachers.
Justin Baeder and Kelly Young (who I consider my mentor in education) contribute their answers here. I include comments from readers, too.
This post shares guest responses from three educators—Anne Reeves, Justin Tarte, and PJ Caposey.
This column shares responses from Maurice J. Elias and Elise Foster, plus comments from readers.
This post includes commentaries by Scott McLeod, Sally Zepeda, and Tony Frontier.
Scott McLeod, Kelly Young, John Gabriel, and Paul Farmer all offer their advice here.
Justin Baeder, Allan R. Bonilla, and Josh Stumpenhorst share their reflections.
Lyn Hilt, Joe Mazza, and Cheryl James-Ward contribute to this post.
This is Part One in a series responding to the question: "How can teachers best relate to superintendents—and vice versa?"
This post provides responses from a teacher's perspective, with contributions from Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers; Dean Vogel, president of the California Teachers Association; and Barnett Berry of the Center For Teaching Quality.
This is Part Two, and provides responses from a superintendent's perspective, with contributions from three superintendents (along with comments from readers): Joshua Starr, Pamela Moran, and John Kuhn.
I hope you've found this summary useful and, again, keep those questions coming!