The Leading Edge Blog

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This blog is written by members of the Ohio Leadership Advisory Council (OLAC), a partnership between the Buckeye Association of School Administrators (BASA) and the Ohio Department of Education (ODE). Please note that the information provided in each blog post represents the individual author's point of view and does not necessarily reflect the position of the OLAC, BASA or ODE.



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Leading and Learning by Example

In 2017, the Ohio Leadership Advisory Council launched its Real Leaders, Real Results campaign, designed to showcase how Ohio educators are using OLAC tools to impact teaching and learning.

These stories feature Ohio superintendents, principals, teachers, and other education leaders and examples of how they are incorporating OLAC tools and resources into their leadership and instructional practices, and working with colleagues to improve learning opportunities for students.

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Ideas for Summer Professional Learning

Looking for research-based professional learning resources for yourself or your team? Summer is the perfect time to invest in professional learning. And there's no better way to grow your leadership capacity than with free resources!

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Social Emotional Learning

Social emotional learning is a process through which adults and children—so teachers and students benefit from this approach—to understand, acquire, and then develop the attitudes and the skills to do the following things:

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Lead the Way: Ideas And Insights for Education Leaders

OLAC believes in the power of leadership as a lever for improved instructional practice and school performance. And we believe that leadership should not be viewed as a role, but as a set of essential practices directed toward the improvement of instruction with the ultimate aim of increasing students' learning.

The way we improve instructional practice and school performance is by providing educators with the structures and resources necessary to develop shared leadership at every level of the school system...

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