8/10/2011

National Board Certified Teacher Nancy Flanagan writes that leadership in the country's toughest schools requires a blend of allowing professional educators to make decisions, as well as having an atmosphere of trust, team-building and collaboration. She writes about one school that has adopted the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards' "Take One!" professional-development program. The teachers are working together to craft effective teaching practices, while the principal is making executive decisions to improve teaching and learning.

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