Part of a school leader's job is to create conditions in which teachers work collaboratively to achieve excellence in their instructional practices and in student learning.

But with near-constant demands, how can school leaders assess teachers and work with each one individually to ensure instructional excellence? The answer lies in administrative support and teacher mindset.

"The success of every student is really dependent on the quality of the teacher," said John Wink, superintendent of Blue Ridge ISD in Blue Ridge, Texas, during an edWeb leadership webinar. "How do we get excellence in every classroom? It really starts with the mindset...

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    Laura Ascione

    Laura Ascione is the Managing Editor, Content Services at eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura