Leadership Magazine Sept-Oct 2019

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September/October 2019:

Attracting, recruiting and retaining teachers of color
As educators, we are responsible for providing the best conditions for learning in our respective environments. Part of that responsibility is ensuring that educators in our schools can appreciate the diversity of our students. By Daryl F. Camp 

Creating the blueprint 
Construction is messy and disruptive, but it is necessary as structures age and need change. By Carol Hansen, Julianne Hoefer and Julie Jennings 

No teacher left behind 
As research has demonstrated that effective teachers are the most important school-based factor contributing to student achievement, education reform efforts have focused on revamping evaluation systems to better measure a teacher’s impact on student outcomes. By Martha V. Cortes, Johnathan Lesser, Jolene Chavira, Nancy Concha and Jefferey White 

The seven practical ways to support new teachers 
California is facing a teacher shortage due to a “leakage” of new teachers leaving the classroom within the first five years of work. This article provides seven ways education leaders can help prevent new teacher attrition. By Jaime Bonato

The importance of building collective teacher efficacy 
Leadership matters — it is second only to teaching as school-related factors that have impact on student learning. Schools are under pressure to succeed, and educational research continues to seek what factors contribute to student success. By Stephanie Pierce 

Promoting and reaping the benefits of diversity 
Studies show that while California’s public schools are becoming increasingly diverse, a surprisingly small percentage of teachers share similar backgrounds with their students, resulting in a significant teacher–student diversity differential. By Meredith Brown, Elizabeth Zamora Mejia and Stephen McLoughlin

From breakdown to breakthrough 
Conflict is inevitable in business, government, education and in our personal lives. Conflict in education manifests itself in many ways. By Patricia Clark White and Keith Larick