Ideas into Action – a series of papers focusing on the five core leadership capacities: setting goals, aligning resources with priorities, promoting collaborative learning cultures, using data, engaging in courageous conversations
“If we are to solve entrenched student achievement problems through teacher learning, it may be time to turn our focus to the skills and knowledge required for those providing the professional learning opportunities. In doing so, our focus on promoting student and teacher learning must remain the goal. Ultimately, it is within classrooms and student-teacher interactions where activities of highest leverage occur. However, if we are to improve the learning opportunities for students, then creating learning opportunities and expecting changes throughout the system needs to become a necessary and integral part of the process.”
Timperley, H and Parr, J. (2007). Closing the achievement gap through evidence-based inquiry at multiple levels of the education system, Journal of Advanced Academics, 19:1.