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5 Ways to Improve Principal Preparation of Tomorrow

By: MaryBeth Crissman Date: May 03, 2016

Teacher training and preparedness is often the focus of most conversations about school quality. When schools are performing well, it is the teachers that are praised for their dedication and effectiveness. And when a school is doing poorly, it is the teachers that bear the brunt of the blame.  In reality, a school’s successes or […]

Taking the Discomfort Out of District Growth

By: MaryBeth Crissman Date: January 29, 2016

One of the things that Truenorthlogic does best is accommodate for growth. Our professional development and evaluation solutions allow schools and districts to grow and develop their teacher and administrator body without sacrificing usability or quality. Because our solutions aren’t one size fits all, districts like Brevard Public Schools in Florida have been able to […]

Reaching New Heights at National User Group

By: Caroline Wynne Date: November 10, 2015

“Believe you can and you’re half way there.” – Theodore Roosevelt Our school district clients are dealing with educator effectiveness and professional growth initiatives that can sometimes cause them to feel like they’re climbing a mountain. The goal of the Truenorthlogic 2015 National User Group Meeting was to help them feel like they’re not alone […]

12 Tips on Hiring Effective Principals

By: Caroline Wynne Date: July 22, 2015

Principal hiring methods and selection processes are outdated. Over the years limited focus has been placed on principal selection. As the role of the principal has evolved, it appears the methods for selection are still catching up. Many schools have been following the same procedures for decades. Today’s school principals are leaders who guide schools […]

Georgia’s Leader Effectiveness Story

By: Caroline Wynne Date: July 06, 2015

The Council of Chief State School Officers State Consortium on Educator Effectiveness (SCEE), hosted a two-part webinar series on the Georgia Department of Education’s educator effectiveness story. The first webinar involved the Teacher Keys Effectiveness System, and how the state developed and implemented a successful system for teacher evaluations and professional growth. The second webinar […]

How New-age Principals become Successful Leaders

By: Caroline Wynne Date: June 29, 2015

In a recent national survey, 69 percent of school principals said their responsibilities had changed in the past five years. Principals’ roles are shifting from building managers to instructional leaders. Additionally, principals are feeling more pressure as a result of accountability measures designed to ensure educator effectiveness and student achievement. With a higher emphasis placed […]

What Keeps School Administrators Up at Night

By: Caroline Wynne Date: June 24, 2015

When administrators are asked, “What keeps you up at night?” two challenges consistently come up: Leveraging technology more effectively Enhancing teacher effectiveness through professional development Let’s look at each of these challenges and address some solutions. Leveraging technology more effectively According to the Speak Up 2014 National Research Project, 63 percent of teachers regularly use […]

Nurturing Professional Growth at Florida User Group

By: Caroline Wynne Date: May 14, 2015

Trees provide many analogies to human development. With a little sustenance from the earth, water, air and sunlight, trees grow in stature and strength and eventually blossom into full flower and fruit. The Tree of Life concept was the inspiration for our theme “Nurturing Professional Growth” at the Truenorthlogic 2015 Florida User Group Meeting. Central […]

Truenorthlogic supports goals for schools in Queen City

By: Caroline Wynne Date: April 16, 2015

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) in North Carolina provides academic instruction, rigor and support for more than 144,000 kindergarten through 12th grade students in 164 schools throughout the cities and towns of Mecklenburg County. CMS sets high standards for all students, helping to create greater opportunities for future success. CMS is one of the largest employers in […]

Fueling the fire for today’s education leaders

By: Caroline Wynne Date: March 18, 2015

Education Week annually shines a spotlight on some of the nation’s most outstanding education leaders in its Leaders to Learn From report. This year they profiled 16 exceptional district-level leaders who are tackling some of the most pressing challenges in K-12 education. These stories are packed with ideas and strategies that are yielding strong results, […]