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 Publications

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A New Kind of Power: Using Human-Centered Leadership to Drive Innovation, Equity and Belonging in Government Institutions

Book by Dara Barlin, et. al. 

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New Teacher Mentoring: Hopes and Promise for Improving Teacher Effectiveness

Book by Dara Barlin, et. al. 

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Principles of High Quality Mentoring 

Article authored by Dara Barlin et. al. in Harvard Education Letter’s Spotlight Series on strategic priorities for school improvement (2010).

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Trust is Missing from School Improvement Efforts

One of the recent conversations in K-12 education has focused on creating environments of trust for students. Classrooms that are founded on trusting relationships enable students to take risks and make mistakes.

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What Is Continuous Improvement? And what is all the hype about?

The term ‘Continuous Improvement’ is emerging as the next big thing in the education reform landscape. Normally I roll my eyes when people talk about the next big thing, because there always seems to be a new next big thing.

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One Thing at a Time: How to Transform Professional Development for Teachers

I have a memory of being a kid while my mother and father were getting ready to throw a party. During the preparations, my dad began shooting off a series of questions, “Should we get deli or Chinese food?

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Better Mentoring, Better Teachers

For more than a decade, clear and consistent research has shown that the quality of teachers is the most powerful school-related determinant of student success. Capitalizing on this now-large body of evidence, many education leaders have begun to invest in new-teacher mentoring. It’s a smart bet.

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What Matters in Mentoring

A study by Dara Barlin and Kelly Ruggles (2014) exploring the most successful conditions for teacher mentoring in NYC schools.