Office of Educational Leadership Learning

Principles and Strategies

Principles. Our research and professional learning is guided by the following principles:

  • Equity: public education should prioritize the analysis and addressing of inequities that exist and emerge in the educational process
  • Social Justice: education is centered in democracy and the ability of each individual and group to achieve full human dignity
  • Civic Engagement: the ability of students to learn in a democratic community requires them to be connected through common democratic beliefs and processes that allow for liberty of expression and social connection
  • Well-being: mental, physical, social, and emotional needs and health are essential elements that allow for real learning and personal and societal fulfillment
  • Leadership: engaged and informed educational leaders who serve as visionaries, mentors, coaches, and managers are the essential cornerstone for effective implementation of learning in education

Strategies. We engage in the following strategies guided by these principles:

  • Advocacy through Policy Engagement
  • Implementing and Improving Social and Emotional Learning and Competencies
  • Appreciative Approaches to Learning and Leadership
  • Building Leadership Capacity
  • Strengthening Coaching
  • Data-informed Decision Making