How great principals build and lead great teams of teachers

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Ongoing research points to the significant impact an exceptional teacher can have on the success of students, but teachers know that a supportive principal makes all the difference. This study by New Leaders examines 200 successful schools and identifies specific actions the strongest principals take to ensure great teaching and academic success. Their findings compare principals with great coaches who “invest time and resources in training the talent on the team, make smart choices about where and when to play their skill-players and instill a drive to win.” Specifically, great principals amplify great teaching by focusing on three intersecting areas: developing teachers, managing talent, and creating a great place to work. (posted November 26, 2012)

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