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  • What it Takes to Be an Instructional Leader

    Instructional leadership requires principals to free themselves of bureaucratic tasks and focus their efforts  on improving teaching and learning.

  • What Is Instructional Leadership? Definition and Examples

    Learn about instructional leadership skills, how to improve them and how to strengthen your workplace using these skills.

  • Top Ten Tips for Assistant Principals - TEPSA

    10 tips and reminders for Assistant Principals. If you are just beginning, hang in there. If you are further down the road in your career, stop and remember why you got into this role and continue to enjoy the ride!






  • The Effective Principal

    Read about the five pivotal practices that shape instructional leadership.

  • 12 Research-Backed Instructional Leadership Strategies

    Committing time to instructional leadership is significantly easier with clear approaches you can quickly reference. Here are 12 research-backed strategies.

  • The Ultimate Guide to Teacher Retention

    This guide will shed light on the most challenging questions related to teacher recruitment and retention, will help you understand how to design more equitable recruitment and retention practices and systems, and figure out the initial steps that you can take to improve your district's processes.

  • Instructional Leadership: Definitions and Evidence (Presentation for the Texas Education Agency)

    Questions addressed in this presentation: How is "instructional leadership" defined? What is the evidence base for instructional leadership?

  • 3 Keys to Building Strong Instructional Leadership Teams

    Some of the greatest levers to improve student achievement lie in the school leader and an Instructional Leadership Team (ILT), a distributive leadership model.


  • Qualities of Effective Principals

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    What does it take to be a good school principal? No two principals work exactly the same way, but research shows that effective principals focus on a core set of factors critical to fostering success among all students.

  • Instructional Leadership: A Research-Based Guide to Learning in Schools

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    This text goes beyond traditional supervision books and assumes that teachers and principals must work as colleagues to improve teaching and learning in schools. The authors present a learning-centered approach that emphasizes making decisions that support student learning.

  • From Leading to Succeeding: The Seven Elements of Effective Leadership in Education (A Change Readiness Assessment Tool for School Initiatives) Illustrated Edition

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    Utilizing the crucial elements of effective leadership--purpose, trust, focus, leverage, feedback, change, and sustainability--education leaders can overcome the many challenges they face in their profession and learn the skills and characteristics they need to succeed. This book synthesizes research from 21st century sources and confronts prevalent leadership myths, while offering guidance on best leadership practices.



  • Never Underestimate Your Teachers: Instructional Leadership for Excellence in Every Classroom

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    Real-life examples, practical tools, and strategies for managing time and energy demands will help you build your leadership capacity as you raise the level of instructional excellence throughout your school.

  • Now We're Talking: 21 Days to High-Performance Instructional Leadership

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    Daily observation of classroom teaching can significantly impact the quality of teaching and learning. Organized into 21 chapters designed to be read over a period of 21 school days, Now We're Talking! presents a results-driven approach that far surpasses traditional walkthrough models of feedback for teachers.

  • Hacking Leadership: 10 Ways Great Leaders Inspire Learning That Teachers, Students, and Parents Love

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    In Hacking Leadership, award-winning school administrators Joe Sanfelippo and Tony Sinanis demonstrate how to increase learning by leaving the office and engaging directly with all teachers and learners. They identify 10 problems with school leadership and provide dynamic, right-now solutions. 

  • Handbook of Instructional Leadership: How Successful Principals Promote Teaching and Learning

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    The updated and expanded second edition of this classic text provides new research and insights into how principals can encourage the teacher development that enhances student learning.

  • Transformative Leadership in Education: Equitable and Socially Just Change in an Uncertain and Complex World

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    Framed by real stories and grounded in research, the second edition of Transformative Leadership in Education presents an alternative approach to leadership that is engaged, active, and courageous. Noted scholar Carolyn M. Shields explores the concept of transformative leadership and its potential to create learning environments that are academically excellent, equitable, inclusive, and socially just, even in the face of the volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world of education today.

  • Instructional Leadership: Leaders in Educational Thought

  • Instructional Leadership: Becoming An Expected Presence in Classrooms



  • The Better Leaders Better Schools Podcast with Daniel Bauer

    The BETTER LEADERS BETTER SCHOOLS podcast is in the TOP 0.5% most downloaded shows of over 2 million podcasts across the world. The BLBS show was created for RUCKUS MAKERS in education -- those out-of-the-box school leaders making change happen.

  • Principally Speaking

    Host and Science Teacher Jason Bodnar interviews teachers, administrators and other professionals that inspire creativity and excellence in schools across the country.

  • The School Leadership Show

    The only podcast dedicated to helping practicing and aspiring school leaders realize their potential, advance their careers, and achieve work-life balance, The School Leadership Show brings together the greatest minds from inside and outside of education to deliver you the insights and tools you need to succeed in school leadership.




  • The @DavidGeurin Blog: Education - Leadership - Innovation 

    I am passionate about education, innovation, and leadership. I strive to use my 20 years experience as an educator to provide leadership in our school. And, I also strive to help outstanding educators get even better. I share my ideas and experiences through writing, speaking, and consulting. 

  • Fueling Education: Empowering Educators on the Road to Change

    Craig Vroom is the principal of Weaver MS in Hilliard, Ohio. Fueling Education is about instruction, digital citizenship, and academic best practicies.

  • Ed Research Shorts - Instructional Leadership

  • 10 Strategies to Improve Instructional Leadership

  • School Leadership Series with Daniel Bauer

    The SCHOOL LEADERSHIP SERIES is ranked in the TOP 3% of over 2 million podcasts globally. It is a daily podcast for school leaders. Always 5-minutes or less, the goal of the show is to offer quick inspiration and encouragement to heroic educators around the world every Monday thru Friday.

  • Educators Lead with Jay Willis

    This show is for you if you are interested in educational leadership as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, superintendent, or someone who hopes to be a classroom, school, or district leader one day. Educators Lead offers inspiration and practical, actionable advice to help you lead more effectively.

  • Principal Center Radio

    The Principal Center's mission is to build capacity for instructional leadership. In each episode of Principal Center Radio, Director Justin Baeder interviews education thought leaders and authors.



  • George Couros Blog

    Change is an opportunity to do something amazing. George is currently an Innovative Teaching, Learning, and Leadership Consultant and speaker. He is the author of “The Innovator’s Mindset” and “Innovate Inside the Box” and has over 20 years of experience as an educator, in a myriad of roles from K-12.
  • Farther Together - Neil Gupta, Ed.D.

    Educational Leader | Speaker | Design Thinker. Currently, Dr. Gupta serves as the Director of Secondary Education for Worthington Schools.  He is fortunate to serve in a district with a vision and focus “to empower a community of learners who change the world”. Dr. Neil Gupta enjoys presenting and sharing his love for education with others! 

  • Instructional Leadership Approaches for School Leaders

  • Ed Research Shorts: Collective Teacher Efficacy

  • The Transformative Principal with Jethro Jones

    Most principals are running from one emergency to the next. I help principals find the actions needed to transform their schools so each student has an amazing experience.

  • Principal Matters: The School Leader's Podcast

    William D. Parker from the Principal Matters Podcast reveals his school leadership strategies, insights from other leaders, and practical tips so that you can have the tools to achieve your own goals. Rediscover healthy motivation, resolve conflicts and challenges, maximize your communication, grow your instructional abilities, and learn to streamline responsibilities—all while building positive communities among your team members, students, parents, and patrons.

















    A Principal's Reflections: Reflections on teaching, learning, and leadership.

    Eric Sheninger works with schools throughout the world helping educators meet and exceed their potential to improve outcomes for learners. Prior to this, he was a teacher and the award-winning Principal at New Milford High School. Under his leadership, his school became a globally recognized model for innovative practices. Eric oversaw the successful implementation of several sustainable change initiatives that radically transformed the learning culture at his school while increasing achievement.

  • The Compelled Educator

    A blog about education, leadership, social media, professional learning, and innovation.