When Leadership is a Choice, Choose to Lead Like a Champion

Instructional leadership. Transformative leadership. Distributive leadership. Call it what you want, but school leadership is second only to classroom instruction among all school-related factors that impact student learning (Leithwood, Seashore Louis, Anderson, & Wahlstrom, 2004). In a profession that is experiencing dangerous enrollment declines in teacher preparation programs, educating 1 in 5 school-age children that […]

Bridging the Divide between Research and Practice: A Call for Focused Asset-Pedagogy Implementation Research

  This past April, I had the exciting opportunity of learning about research methodologies and current issues related to education research through the Undergraduate Research Education Training Workshop at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting. Among the topics addressed, the troubling disconnect between research and practice stuck most firmly in my mind. I […]