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Introducing Building Ranks™. This actionable framework and its product suite help you tailor your practice to achieve a dynamic community of care and learning. Building Ranks provides a common understanding of what school leaders must know and do to translate educational leadership standards into day-to-day practice.
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School of Thought Blog
17 September 2020
For real change to happen in public education, policymakers need real information. And yet, simply telling them doesn’t seem to be enough—we have to show them. But how? The answer is simple. Shadowing visits. Shadowing visits are a powerful tool that help members of Congress, their staff, state and local elected officials, or other community […]
16 September 2020
A key job of every school leader is to establish and nurture strong relationships with key stakeholders—not the least of which is the faculty. When you have the opportunity to open a school, those relationships are the foundation on which your school rests, and the ways of work you cultivate become the traditions that guide […]
15 September 2020
Over the past ten years of being an assistant principal at the middle school level, I’ve come to realize how every meeting in my office—even the timeouts for disruptive behavior—have become “time-ins.” What is a “time-in”? Let’s go back to an early stage in my educational career when I was teaching biology and coaching the […]
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Building Ranks™: Educational Leadership in Practice
School leaders are faced with increasingly complex requirements to meet the needs of each child and adult in their learning communities. Building Ranks™ supports school leaders by defining the “what” and “why” of effective school leadership. Based on two critical domains, Building Culture and Leading Learning, the framework targets 15 leadership dimensions. Grounded in best practices and proven research, Building Ranks is aligned with the NPBEA’s PSEL and NELP standards and serves as the framework on educational leadership.
Building Ranks is brought to life by the aligned Educational Leadership Product Suite:
- Building Ranks™: A Comprehensive Framework for Effective School Leaders
- What the Research Shows: Building Ranks™ in Action
- Interactive, customizable workshops led by expert instructors
- Diagnostic of Educational Leadership Practice
- School Culture Survey
- Educational 360º Survey