Developing Effective Principals
What does it take to effectively lead a school? There are plenty of skills and strategies to look to, but critical to the success of any principal is effective preparation and development. Adam and Rachael talk to Marjorie Wechsler, a researcher at the Learning Policy Institute, to discuss their recent study, “Developing Effective Principals: What Kind of Learning Matters?” In this episode we cover:
- What makes for high quality preparation and development programs
- How to seek out development opportunities
- The importance of applied learning
- How to address standards
Dr. Marjorie Wechsler is the Principal Research Manager at the Learning Policy Institute, where she leads mixed-methods research studies related to teacher and leader quality and early childhood learning.