This episode explores Learning Forward’s new Professional Learning Standards, focusing on LEADERSHIP.
LEADERSHIP: Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and all student results requires skillful leaders who:
- Develop Capacity for Learning and Leading,
- Advocate for Professional Learning, and
- Create Support Systems and Structures
Kenneth Leithwood states,
Leadership is second only to classroom instruction among all school-related factors that contribute to what students learn at school.
DuFour and Marzano state,
Creating a PLC will always require a collective effort, but the fate of that effort will depend to a large extent on the leadership capabilities of the principal.
Roland Barth states,
The nature of the relationships of the ADULTS in the building has more to do with the success of STUDENTS in that building than any other factor.