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Larry Wilson on critical feedback and the value of teacher assessments.
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A new principal describes her methods of helping struggling teachers.
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Larry Wilson reflects on the importance of assembling a strong and motivated staff.
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Larry Wilson describes why teachers must plan ahead for their classes.
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For Rafaela Espinal-Pacheco, the best teachers are perpetual students of teaching.
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Alexandra Anormaliza discusses the principal's role in observing and supporting teachers.
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An aspiring principal discusses observations from a teacher's perspective.
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Alexandra Anormaliza describes teachers' struggles and the principal supporting their needs.
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Dr. Sandra J. Stein provides a focus for evaluating teacher performance.
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Alexandra Anormaliza reflects on a professional development plan that meets the needs of teachers.
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Overview
As instructional leaders, principals focus on strengthening teaching and learning. "One of their main functions is to organize adult learning in the service of student learning," explains Dr. Sandra J. Stein, Academic Dean of New York City's Leadership Academy. Effective school leaders provide opportunities for teachers to collaborate and learn from one another, offer support and coaching as needed, and find time to observe teachers in the classroom. Principals also evaluate teacher performance and ensure that professional development opportunities meet teacher needs.

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