Web Resources: January/February 2014

Testing To, and Beyond, the Common Core—Linda Darling-Hammond

  • “Implementing the Common Core State Standards,” a joint action brief from NAESP, outlines the role of elementary school principals in CCSS implementation.
  • NAESP’s Common Core Implementation Checklist is an easy to use worksheet for school leaders to ensure their school is CCSS ready.
  • The Sept/Oct issue of Principal magazine focused on aspects of Common Core implementation such as considering students with disabilities, English language arts standards, and using technology.


Common Core Assessments: A Principal’s View—Lucille McAssey


The DNA of Productive Principal Evaluation— Joseph Murphy, Ellen Goldring, & Andrew Porter


Experience ELL Shadowing—Ivannia Soto

  • Debbie Zacarian explains how to help English-language learners thrive by introducing academic language in her Principal magazine article, “Crossing Language Barriers.”
  • Find a broad range of resources, lesson plans, and teaching tips for English-language instruction from everythingESL.net.


Untying the “Nots” of Bullying Prevention—Jim Dillon