Supporting Your Teachers’ Self-Efficacy

Supporting Your Teachers’ Self-Efficacy

Since mid-July, my colleagues and I at the Leading Learners Institute have talked to educational leaders just like you across the country about many issues with the reopening of schools. A common theme across these discussions has been around the need to support...
Lifequakes and Meaning from the Crisis

Lifequakes and Meaning from the Crisis

Since we last posted on the LLI blog, much has happened in the world of school leaders. What we once knew and understood about leading schools has been seriously challenged. All of us have been thrown into the crucible, and making sense of these events has kept many...
LLI Research Brief #2

LLI Research Brief #2

The Topic of the Research: Social-emotional Outcome Research Citation: Mahoney, J.L., Durlak, J.A., & Weissberg, R.P. (Dec. 2018/January, 2019). An update on social-emotional outcome research. Kappan, Vol. 100 (4).  The Premise of the Study: Calls for other...
Are You Ready? Leading for SEL Part 2

Are You Ready? Leading for SEL Part 2

In last month’s blog post, we discussed recent findings on the positive impact of social-emotional learning on student outcomes. We also discussed the current survey data from CASEL and the Aspen Institute. This study suggests that implementation of SEL varies...
Are You Ready? Leading for SEL

Are You Ready? Leading for SEL

The emphasis on social-emotional learning has become more pronounced over the past few years. Increased pressures to perform and stand out from the crowd, along with the technological tools leading to more social comparison, have led to increased mental health issues...
The Third Leg of the Stool

The Third Leg of the Stool

When I was working on my Ph.D. back in the late ’90s, the education system had just entered the standards-based reform era. It was a time that called for higher standards through more rigorous content.  In contrast to many other previous reform efforts, the standards...