Leadership magazine May/June 2015 V 44 No 5 - Page 5
Vol. 44, No. 5 • May/June 2015
Building a shared understanding of learning
When educators have an opportunity to collaborate in developing assessment practices,
the impact on student learning can be very exciting.
By Kathy Pon
To our readers
The most important
collaborative practice for
leaders: A principled path.
By Randall V. Delling
11 Asked & Answered
What skills are necessary to
maintain a good relationship
with your Board?
With Sandy Thorstenson,
Juan Garza and Lillian
15 Partners in preparation
Three practical ways to
partner with your local
By Joe Viramontez
Seven daily habits of effective
By Devin Vodicka and
12 Effective labor-management partnerships
This district’s partnership is about more than civil cooperation. Labor and management
actually work together to improve student achievement.
By Mary Sieu
16 From obstacle to opportunity
Organizational networks of support help ensure that learning works better for the students
in these Juvenile Court and Community School programs in San Diego county.
By Stacy Spector
20 Critical thinking in a global society
By integrating a global perspective into the implementation of the Common Core State
Standards, Antelope Valley Union HSD helped students better understand the world in
which they will live and work.
By Elizabeth McKinstry
22 Connecting learning to career pathways
To prepare students for jobs in emerging fields, schools must begin with understanding
student interest, then backwards-design a plan that links to the marketplace.
By Michael John Roe
26 A model for linking learning
Work-based learning experiences can help engage students and create relevance in the
By Gabe Soumakian, Jim Rose and Mary Anne Rooney
28 Keeping school communities connected
Mobile principals use social media to tear down school walls, connecting parents with
school life and Common Core implementation.
By Adam Welcome