The work of a school principal requires a wide-ranging skill set to lead, support, and maintain high-quality teaching and learning to help both teachers and students succeed.
The Principalship focus area is a series of learning experiences and supports that equip new leaders to meet the specific demands that come with the first three years of serving as a building principal.
When principals are better equipped to lead, outcomes for students are improved. We support skill development through personalized pathways built from BL Connect, Workshops, 1:1 Coaching, and Learning Walks to achieve clear outcomes.
Outcome: I use strengths-based leadership in my practice and evaluate its effectiveness through ongoing reflection and refinement.
Outcome: I use equity as a lens to evaluate programming in my leadership practice, mitigate resistance as needed, and enact strategies to ensure equitable outcomes for stakeholders.
Outcome: I evaluate the effectiveness of PLCs and refine PLC structures within my school.
Outcome: I leverage trust and transparency to maximize the use of teacher evaluation systems and tools to facilitate educator growth.
Outcome: I implement the use of wellness strategies in various contexts as needed to maintain my personal, social, and emotional well-being and guide others in doing the same.
Outcome: I use calibration techniques strategically to guide educators in using evidence-based feedback to facilitate self-reflection and growth in practice.
Outcome: I use growth-centric tools and strategies to empower teacher development.
Outcome: I use effective human capital management strategies to anticipate staffing needs, identify successors for key roles, and target growth opportunities for educators.
“The Design Workshops are so engaging, high-level, refreshing, and fun! Any time I work with BetterLesson, I always get tangible resources and strategies as well as motivation to improve my teaching.”
“Every piece of feedback that we've gotten from our principals about BetterLesson support is, 'I can use this, I can shift what I’m doing. This is not just theory but can be put immediately into practice."
Study strategies to identify, engage, and empower key faculty members and define the goals of any PLC.
Support teachers to uncover feedback through questioning and coaching that encourages ongoing change in practice.
Learn methods for leaders to integrate and practice social-emotional learning competencies across classrooms, schools, families, and communities.
We’ve identified four elements that are key for academic success and for building student-centered classrooms. BetterLesson guides teachers, instructional coaches, and leaders through focus areas within each element to lead their professional development journey.
Improve instruction and learning for teachers and students by building your skills as an instructional leader.
Build an equitable learning community where all students can be supported, celebrated, and successful.
Find unique ways for all students to learn, communicate, and solve meaningful problems.
Use learning tools and curriculum to create a student-centered classroom.
Turn strategies into outcomes. Our team is here to help.
Explore strategies for centering principal well-being in district policy in order to support and retain effective principals.Read Report
Learn more about the key building blocks of effective preparation and professional development programs that build the capacity of principals to lead across their full range of responsibilities.Read More
Read research detailing how effective principalship can significantly accelerate student learning.Explore Research
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