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Awesome Administrators

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Started by Tammy Demps Jul 26, 2014. 0 Replies

Greetings,I am an Assistant Principal in a district that will use Skyward for the first time this year for scheduling to grading. I would like to hear from others that are using Skyward for…Continue

What are you beliefs about your ability to lead effective instruction while also implementing school reforms?

Started by Teresa Conley Jun 16, 2014. 0 Replies

Hello,I am looking to hear from administrators (as well as teachers) about your ability to be an effective instructional leader while also implementing school reforms which are coming from your…Continue

Interview Participants needed

Started by Teresa Conley May 24, 2014. 0 Replies

Hello,I am looking for people interested in expressing their beliefs about their ability to successfully influence student learning while meeting accountability mandates of the Federal and State…Continue

Assessment For Learning

Started by Garth Wyncoll Mar 17, 2013. 0 Replies

I am working in an international school.  We are standards based but only report averaged grades at semester's end.  3-year plan is to move from that to standards reporting, reporting on…Continue

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Comment by andrew aker on April 24, 2014 at 2:31am

Great group! Looking forward to your seasoned advice!

Comment by Teresa Conley on March 23, 2014 at 5:26pm


Hello! I am a doctoral candidate with Northcentral University working on my dissertation research project. My study is designed to explore teachers and principals’ beliefs about their ability to positively affect student learning while operating under state and federal accountability sanctions. The purpose of this study is to identify critical behaviors or policies which may not have been considered when designing school reform.

This study will take place in two phases for participants. Phase 1 will involve completing a survey which measures self-efficacy of teacher or of principals. Phase 2 will involve interviews of 15 to 20 participants and will be conducted by phone or by webcam. The surveys consist of 24 questions and will take approximately 30 minutes or less to complete. The interviews will take no more than an hour.  The results from this study will be used to recommend targeted professional development in areas which teachers and principals identify as being critical to increasing their self-efficacy for raising student achievement.

If you have found this short description of my study to be intriguing and you are interested in being a part of it please click the appropriate link below to gain access to the letter of informed consent and the survey which pertains to your current position. I am most interested in teachers 3rd through 8th grade. For further information or questions please email me at and I will respond back within 24 hours.

 Teacher Sense of Efficacy Scale    


  Principal Sense of Efficacy Scale  


Thank you,

Teresa A Conley

Comment by Tim Cannon on September 3, 2013 at 8:19pm
Really struggling with student growth models as they relate to teacher evaluation. The state of Illinois will be implementing this bin the next few years. So far there is very little guidance or models. Any help would be greatly appreciated
Comment by Sandra Trach on November 9, 2012 at 11:17am

Hi Debra, A colleague and I mentor aspiring principals and network with practicing practicing principals using online tools.  If this is something that would be helpful to your cohort, please do not hesitate to contact me.  Happy to help!

Comment by Debra S Devine on October 24, 2012 at 2:38pm

My colleague and I in the process of creating a cohort of administrators within our school district who completed their admin internship but due to a shortage of new opening they returned to the classroom. We would like to provide for them professional growth opportunities and guide them through identifying their strengths and needs using the ISLLC frameworks. Has anyone provided a continued support system in their district for new administrators who are still in the classroom?


Comment by Bill Burkhead on July 14, 2011 at 8:28pm

My new post involves us all: Transforming our Educational System-The Silver Bullet. Your opinions would be valued.

Comment by Terry Sheehan on June 12, 2011 at 11:28am
Comment by Elaine Mulligan on June 7, 2011 at 10:44am
I've been working in federally-funded grant programs to support schools for the past few years. I'd like to share some free resources for administrators: offers ready-to-deliver professional learning on a variety of topics, and has useful information on serving students with disabilities, including legal requirements, discipline, and effective use of paraprofessionals. I've worked with some really dynamic principals over the years, and I know that you all need a variety of tools at your fingertips to manage the complex work of schools (especially in these hard budgetary times).
Comment by Rossel Mulaire on April 6, 2011 at 11:46am

Good morning.....calling all teachers, students, colleagues, etc...

I sincerely apologize if any of you are receiving this message more than once. We are trying to reach as many teachers/students as possible around the world. It's possible that you're a member of more than one of the groups I have joined. My apologies!

My name is Rossel Mulaire. I am a Canadian teacher who has been living and working in Monterrey, Mexico since 2004. For the past two years, I have been teaching 8th and 9th grade Social Studies/World History. My other responsibilities include being our school's Model United Nation's advisor and Social Studies Department Head. I have taught many different grade levels (first through tenth grades), in Canada, South Korea, and Mexico.

I recently started a little project on Twitter with my 8th and 9th graders, tweeting daily about historical facts and events, sort of like a "this day in history". We are wondering if you'd be able to give out our twitter address to students and teachers. Not only wherever you find yourselves now, but anywhere else you may have contacts. We see this as a great way to teach and appreciate history, bit by bit, one small step at a time. We are trying to use technology to reach more students, and to open dialogue with students and teachers around the world.

If you are in a position to help us, please do so by JOINING US ON TWITTER and by sending our twitter address to students and colleagues, past and present. Ask them to follow our many daily tweets. At the moment, we are tweeting about historical events and facts from around the world. We'd love to see students commenting on our tweets, and also, by adding to our project by posting historical content from their respected countries.

We are hoping to hear from teachers and students from all  parts of the world! The students are keeping a record of the various countries following us! Please help out by following us. The more people (students, teachers, family members, etc) we have following us, the more excited the students get. This excitement then becomes a motivator to continue! Help us make learning about history a little more interesting!

Our  twitter address is:

Please feel free to contact me anytime. I'd be happy to answer any questions or doubt you may have.

Rossel Mulaire

Colegio Euroamericano,

8th and 9th grade Social Studies teacher

Social Studies Department Head and Model United Nations Advisor

Comment by Kimberly Puryear Recio on April 5, 2011 at 7:31pm
Any ideas for a integrated tech lesson between kinder and 5th?

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