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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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Meandering Toward Graduation: Transcript Outcomes of High School Graduates

What happens to students’ post-secondary dreams when schools aren’t equipping them with the foundational knowledge and skills needed for college and career success?  Meandering Toward Graduation, a report from EdTrust explores that issue, highlighting the gulf…

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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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Teaming With Your Community (PBM)

Every school is part of a community. The official attendance area obviously includes the dwellings for the school’s students and their parents or guardians. It also includes a variety of…

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Leading a Team to Analyze Root Causes Using Quality Tools (PBM)

To find the right solutions for deficiencies in students’ achievement, those who are working to solve the problems must determine what problem they are trying to solve, and the true…

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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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Giving Effective Performance Feedback (PBM)

Feedback is a response to a particular process or activity and is intended to provide useful information for future development. Performance improvement is largely dependent on frequent and specific feedback.…

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