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Leader SEL Toolkit

Social and emotional skills are widely acknowledged to have a critical role in student success and, increasingly, education leaders also recognize the importance of developing SEL among the adults in…

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Shaping a Vision of Academic Success for All Students: A Roadmap of Key Processes and Effective Practices

As a part of the Wallace Foundation’s Principal Pipeline Initiative, GLISI developed this roadmap, prepared for principals, by principals. It captures the key practices that have worked for the participating…

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Identifying Teacher Leaders: Getting the Right People in the Right Positions

Most new principals learn quickly that their new job is simply too big for one person. While the principal’s role is taking on ever-increasing complexity, research is clear that instruction…

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Starting with Why: How District Leaders Drive Change

How did leaders in a rural school district in middle Georgia consistently improve math outcomes for traditionally underperforming students? That is the driving question of GLISI’s third report in it’s Conditions for Success case study…

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Cultivating Teacher Leadership: GLISI Research Brief

Education journals, conferences, and new books everywhere emphasize how important teacher leaders are to effective teaching and learning in schools. With so much visibility, many principals might be tempted to simply…

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Leading a Team Through Group Decision-making (PBM)

In this performance-based module, you will learn to lead your team through the process of making good decisions. The team will be involved in generating ideas, narrowing the list of…

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Conducting Effective Meetings to Improve Student Achievement & Organizational Effectiveness (PBM)

Conducting Effective Meetings is a Performance-based Module containing specific strategies and tools for improving the efficiency and productivity of group members in completing work assigned to them in a team…

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Collective Impact in Education: GLISI Research Brief

How can districts make their partnerships designed to improve student learning more effective? One new promising strategy is collective impact. Collective impact is a recently developed strategy that shows how like-minded organizations can join forces to bring about long-lasting positive change in their communities. Particularly, this brief examines how collective impact works in an educational context to improve student achievement and suggests ways to adapt the approach for success in rural settings.

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Remediation & K-12 Leadership: GLISI Research Brief

If you think that a student who graduates from high school with a strong GPA and a solid college entrance exam score is adequately prepared for the demands of higher education, you may be wrong. Post-secondary enrollment trend data show that high school graduation does not equate to college readiness.This brief overviews college remediation, explores its connection to K-12 preparation, and describes the opportunities one Georgia school district identified to intervene and support students more effectively to shore up college readiness.

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Supervising Principals: How Superintendents Can Improve Teaching and Learning in the Classroom

This resource examines the role superintendents as principal supervisors and their importance in building principals’ instructional leadership capacity and helping them advance student achievement, looking particularly at 3 high-leverage arenas in which superintendents can have the greatest impact on principals.

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