DEVELOP A VISION & ESTABLISH GOALS
The snippets in this Ideas in Action document highlight the beliefs of some key educational thinkers and researchers. Click here to download.
DEVELOP A THEORY OF ACTION
The visit from the Instructional Rounds team is the first phase in improving the teaching and learning in your school. Having a Theory of Action help you to develop clarity in the next phase - leading the change you want. Click here to download.
Focusing on a small number of key initiatives is one of the key factors in initiating and sustaining successful change. The document "Cutting out the Clutter" summarises key principles. Click here to download
Watch this thought-provoking video by Alma Harris on the importance of distributed leadership.
LEADERSHIP ACTIONS THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Douglas Reeves describes the leadership actions that research shows make a difference to student achievement - having a "narrow, considered, consistent and deep focus".
TEACHER PROFESSIONAL LEARNING
This article by Helen Timperley is a great summary of what is needed if professional learning is to have an impact on student outcomes. Click here to download
TIPS FOR ENSURING CHANGE:
Here are some great resources for leaders wanting to bring about change:
21 Activities to Improve Schools is a Canadian publication that synthesises the research on what to do to improve student engagement and learning.
In this 2 minute video, Dylan Wiliam shares his tips for changing teaching practice
Here's a great resource for teams, "The Norms Toolkit" click here to download.
The reading below is selected extracts from "Coherence" a book by Michael Fullan and Joanne Quinn. Click here to download.
The infographic following highlights some of the key actions in developing coherence.