Teachers and Principals Should Be Allies in the Transformation of Schools

If we are going to transform the roles of teachers in schools, then the roles of school leaders must change too.  Though I often think the job of the…


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A principal steps back so teachers can lead

By John Bernia John Bernia is the principal of Oakview Middle School in Oakland Township, Michigan. Before becoming the principal, he worked as a…


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Teacher-led PD

I started up my own professional development book club. I was tired of rolling the dice to see if the school-led or district-led PD would be anything…


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Three simple lessons for school leaders. . .

I’m a pretty voracious reader who tends to be consumed by biographies.  For some reason, studying the lives of real people—especially those who live…


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Teachers and administrators: Getting in step

Although you might not be able to tell it from some of my blog posts, I'm basically an optimist (albeit a pragmatic one) when it comes to the future…


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Struggling for power...

I'm not sure if you've had a chance to read my Standing in the Corner post about the role that teachers should play in school decision making, but…


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