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Education's Rock Stars

These luminaries are helping to transform education so that all children can realize their potential. Find out how they keep up on the rapidly evolving education sector, what drives them to work in the field, and why they think you should, too.

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Education Topics

The Good Work Toolkit

The GoodWork Toolkit is an approach to engage individuals and groups in conversation and reflection about good work. The toolkit consists of a variety of materials meant to promote self-evaluation, including vignettes of individuals who struggle to carry out good work, and accompanying questions and activities. Since 2007, educators at all levels—elementary school to graduate school—and from around the world have implemented these materials in their coursework in a variety of ways.

How Can Superintendents Guarantee Effective Teaching in Every Classroom?

Many states and school districts have adopted a 4-3-2-1 approach to assessing classroom performance. This scale gives leaders a demanding, measurable goal: to teach at Level 3 and 4. This promising strategy is being used by a growing number of innovative principals around the nation – but the devil is in the details. This is where the superintendent comes in. Through frequent school visits and skillfully-conducted meetings with their principals, superintendents can ensure that 11 key components are being implemented well by school leaders.

Career Topics

Your Optimism Might Be Stifling Your Team

There is a great deal of research that indicates that positive thinkers tend to do better in school, work and life. But perhaps not enough thought is dedicated to the contrary: Is it possible that the can-do attitude that worked so well for you as an individual contributor may actually work against you as a leader?

Mentoring: A Mutually Beneficial Partnership

These days, more professionals are actively pursuing mentoring to advance their careers. And whether you're on the giving or receiving end, these types of partnerships can benefit your career. In this article, we'll look at what mentoring is, and discuss the reasons why you might enter into a mentoring partnership. Should you offer help to others, or ask for help from someone – or both? We'll also explain how mentoring differs from other types of career development relationships.