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School of Thought Blog
14 January 2021
This school year has presented more challenges than ever before. As leaders, we are charged with keeping it all together at the schoolhouse—while at the same time, as individuals, we are in need of support and self-care due to the uncertainty and unrest that surround us. How, with all that we have going on this […]
12 January 2021
Beginning band was an exciting time for my middle level students. For many, it was the first time receiving musical instruction, playing an instrument, reading music, and working collaboratively to create art. This experience led students through a journey of learning, challenges, excitement, frustration, determination, and euphoria. A conductor depends upon those they lead—if they […]
7 January 2021
We are firmly within the 21st century, yet we still use phrases such as “21st-century skills” and “college and career readiness.” As leaders, it is high time that we refocus our vernacular to reframe the conversation around how we prepare students for the world. We have seen many examples of professional learning and topics related […]
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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.
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January 28, 2021 ET
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February 17, 2021 ET
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March 17, 2021 ET
About Independence Nontraditional School Location: Manassas, VA Setting: TBD Lunches: 70% free and reduced-price meals Grades: K–12 Size: 1,000 students, 142 staff Read the Blog Coming soon! Live Virtual Tour Watch Live March 17, 1:00 p.m. (ET) REGISTER NOW Pau Hana Webchat March 21, 2021
April 12, 2021 ET
About Science Leadership Academy Location: Philadelphia, PA Setting: Urban Lunches: 47% Free / Reduced Grades: 9-12 Size: 504 Students; 27 Staff Read the Blog Coming soon! Live Virtual Tour Watch Live April 12, 2021; Time TBD REGISTER NOW Pau Hana Webchat TBD
May 14, 2021 ET
About Fulton Middle School Location: Fulton, MO Setting: Rural Lunches: 60% free and reduced-price lunch Grades: 6–8 Size: 565 students; 42 staff Read the Blog Coming soon! Live Virtual Tour Watch Live May 14, 11:00 a.m (ET) REGISTER NOW Pau Hana Webchat TBD