On Friday, March 31, 2017, our Leaders To Learn From were recognized at an exclusive event in Washington, D.C., that featured presentations and discussions on school leadership and education policy. Featured speakers included Angela Duckworth, author of “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance,” and Mike Schmoker, author of “Leading With Focus.”
Browse videos from the event below. (For a full agenda, click here.)
Angela Duckworth, professor of psychology, University of Pennsylvania; founder and scientific director of the Character Lab; and author, “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance,” in conversation with Elizabeth Rich, Commentary Editor, Education Week.
Note: There is no video archive of Angela Duckworth’s keynote speech from this event, “GRIT: New Frontiers in the Research on Developing Passion & Perseverance.”
Is grit the secret sauce to student success? University of Pennsylvania Professor of Psychology Angela Duckworth, author of “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance,” discusses her research with Education Week Commentary Editor Elizabeth Rich in this video, originally streamed on Facebook Live.
Mike Schmoker, author of Leading With Focus, gives his keynote address, “How Leaders Can Accomplish More by Doing Less.”
The deputy chief of equity for Oakland Unified School District in Oakland, Calif., discusses improving school ecosystems for underserved students.
The superintendent of Cincinnati Public Schools describes her district’s school improvement plan and explains what schools can do to meet—and exceed—the expectations they have for the students they serve.
Steve Webb, Tom Hagley, and Tamara Shoup
Vancouver, Wash., School Superintendent Steve Webb, Chief of Staff Tom Hagley, and Director of Family and Community Engagement Tamara Shoup sat down with Education Week’s Evie Blad to discuss the district’s community schools.
In this session, “3Rs of Modern K-12 Education—Redefine, Redesign, and Re-imagine,” the superintendent of Dysart Unified School District in Arizona describes how schools can make changes to meet the needs of a generation of learners who must succeed in the innovation age.
How can schools improve teacher evaluations? Renee Pryor has taken the dread out of teacher evaluations in her Tenn. district. In this video, originally streamed on Facebook Live, she sits down with Elizabeth Rich, Education Week Commentary editor, to discuss making evaluations more effective and relevant.