School Leadership

Professional Learning for School Leaders.

We get it. As a new or established leader, the challenges you face can feel overwhelming and endless: from low morale to conflicting state and district mandates; from the ever-evolving knowledge of what good instruction looks like to adapting to the new challenges of remote and hybrid instruction. How do you keep it all afloat while ensuring the instructional practices are in place to help students thrive academically? The demands are vast and the role itself can feel lonely at times. We know. We’ve been there, too.

Effective school leaders – much like orchestra conductors when they produce a coherent harmony – are adept at leading groups to produce team results while encouraging individuals to shine. It’s often an objective mentor or thought partner behind the scenes that provides the tools, resources, and the know-how to be an effective leader. That’s how Generation Ready can help.

Teachers and teams in persistently low performing systems typically score low on collective efficacy (Goddard, Goddard, & Tschannen-Moran, 2007). Collective efficacy beliefs are defined as the individual team member’s belief that the team’s actions can make a difference to the outcome. This work represents an ‘efficacy based’ theory of improvement. Our leadership work tackles this problem head on by ensuring the development of strong instructional leadership that aligns with effective principal leadership practices and team processes. Dr. Richard Elmore, Professor Emeritus, Harvard University School of Education and Chair of Generation Ready’s Advisory Board, has developed with his team the Internal Coherence Framework and Developmental Rubric that undergirds Generation Ready’s leadership practice.