“How can I possibly accomplish it all?” Have you found yourself asking that question in relation to your NEE implementation goals or your broader instructional leadership goals? Instructional leadership is the principal’s most important job, yet it’s also the most difficult. We get it. School administrators are wearing more and more hats, and day-to-day tasks
Ah, the beginning of the school year. There’s no time of year quite like this. We know you have a lot on your plate. While we don’t want to add even more to your list, we do want to remind you of the resources available to help you check off some of those important to-do
With a third of the nation’s beginning teachers leaving the profession during their first three years, it is more critical than ever to provide the support needed to keep teachers in the field. In Missouri, according to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 42% leave within the same three-year time frame. Administrators and mentors
Educator evaluation is about much more than a score, and it goes far beyond the classroom walls. Effective evaluation means principals are accurately evaluating teachers, providing effective feedback, and implementing instructional change to support student learning. The Network for Educator Effectiveness aims to help principals become more accurate evaluators through our annual, recurring trainings. We’ve
It’s summer. The grass is green, the pools are open, and our five Network for Educator Effectiveness trainers rack up the miles on the road for training. For educators, summer is a time for renewal and a time for growth. From our beginnings, NEE has looked at our summer training sessions through that lens: renewal
The beginning of a teacher professional development day or faculty meeting sets the tone for the learning to take place and the climate for the day. Get your time together off to a good start with a quick activity to get conversations and learning started. Here are three quick activity ideas for the beginning of
The children in our classrooms deserve no less than our best effort to provide them with the highest quality of instruction every single day. Our best effort requires educators to routinely sharpen their skills, and that’s why it’s important that teachers and administrators alike participate regularly in professional development and leadership development training and activities.
I still remember my first teacher evaluation experience late in the fall of my inaugural year. Although I was a young teacher, I was confident in my instructional abilities and wanted to make a good impression on the principal who had hired me. Looking back now, I can say my confidence was unwarranted, but it