The Impact of Collective Efficacy on Student Achievement (Part 4)

In the previous three parts of this blog, we have looked at the effect of collective efficacy on student achievement, influences upon collective efficacy and supports needed to foster collective efficacy.  This final installment discusses a model for professional development for school leaders that enables them to foster a culture of efficacy in their building.[…]

The Impact of Collective Efficacy on Student Achievement (Part 3)

In Parts 1 and 2 of “The Impact of Collective Efficacy on Student Achievement” we discussed the definition, effect size and influences on teacher efficacy.  Part 3 of this series explores what supports need be in place to increase teacher efficacy. Support and Self Efficacy There is strong evidence that the level of support teachers[…]

The Impact of Collective Efficacy on Student Achievement (Part 2)

In “The Impact of Collective Efficacy on Student Achievement (Part 1)” we gave an overview of the definition and effect size of collective efficacy. Jenni Donohoo writes in “Fostering Collective Teacher Efficacy: Three Enabling Conditions” According to the Visible Learning Research (Hattie, 2012), this is more than double the effect size of feedback (0.75). Collective teacher efficacy[…]

Building Capacity in Assistant Principals: Is on the job training enough? (Part 3)

Developing Instructional Leaders In Part 1 of “Building Capacity in Assistant Principals” we looked at why it is important to work with your current assistant principals to develop their instructional leadership skills. In Part 2 we focussed on how to assess the readiness of your current APs and identify which will be ready to move[…]

Building Capacity in Assistant Principals: Is on the job training enough? (Part 2)

How deep is your bench? Assessing your assistant principals’ readiness. As we stated in Part 1 of “Building Capacity in Assistant Principals”, it may be up to the assistant principal to seek out opportunities on their own or it can be a collective effort between a principal and their assistant.  In some districts, assistant principal development[…]