These are a few of the resources I find very useful.
Student Growth Models Explained – Colorful, animated, and easy to follow. This is the start to understanding how growth scores are calculated for students on state testing. The difficult part is in how to use them once you know how they are developed, but a good place to start.
The Impact of Leadership on Student Outcomes – This article highlights the real struggle of being an instructional leader and manager at the same time. This has helped me stay focused on what is important while still being able to say “it’s researched based.”
Teaching Disciplinary Literacy to Adolescents – One of the most insightful articles I’ve ever read on what it truly means to be a literacy teacher. We say all the time that “everyone is a literacy teacher,” but this article actually outlines why that is important. I recommend it for all levels.
The Marshall Memo – There is no better source for real education research than Kim Marshall’s weekly memo. He subscribes to all the journals and reads all the latest educational research. He then presents it in a very accessible way so you can decide to either use his interpretation or read the original research.
Sir Ken Robinson – Changing Paradigms – There will come a time and it will be soon where we realize that our current model for education will not work in the modern world. It is a system that was built for a different time. The evolution of this model is explained brilliantly by Sir Ken Robinson.