CLARITY : What Matters MOST in Learning, Teaching, and Leading

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Comprehensive in scope, CLARITY illustrates how system and school leaders must come together to boost student achievement and build teacher capacity to learn, teach and lead. By emphasizing collaborative processes, Lyn Sharratt's detailed design demonstrates how shared knowledge, equity and expertise can make every classroom more impactful and every teacher more empowered.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 152 x 228 x 25.4mm | 635.03g
  • Corwin Press Inc
  • Thousand Oaks, United States
  • English
  • 1506358721
  • 9781506358727
  • 11,094

Table of contents

List of Online Resources
List of Acronyms
Foreword by John Hattie
About the Author
In Memoriam
Introduction by Alma Harris
Chapter 1. CLARITY: The 14 Parameters: A Learning Framework
The Third Teacher: Creating a Collaborative Culture of Learning
Introduction to the 14 Parameters
Achieve CLARITY Using the 14 Parameters
How to Begin Implementing the 14 Parameters
A Deliberate Pause to Create CLARITY
Chapter 2. CLARITY: Knowing the FACES of Learners
Achieving Because They Believe They Can
Parameter #1: Shared Beliefs and Understandings
Parameter #14: Shared Responsibility and Accountability
Putting FACES on the Data
Powerful Questions to Get to Know Learners and Learning
Parents Are Critical Partners in Knowing Each Learner
Parameter #12: Parents and the Community Are Critical Partners in Learning
A Deliberate Pause to Create CLARITY
Chapter 3. CLARITY: Collaborative Inquiry With Teachers and Leaders
Parameter #11: Collaborative Inquiry
The Value of Collaborative Inquiry
When Do We Inquire Collaboratively? Professional Learning Communities at Work
Lead in Order to Learn and Learn in Order to Lead
A Deliberate Pause to Create CLARITY
Chapter 4. CLARITY in Teaching: Assessment
Parameter #3: Quality Assessment Informs Instruction
Formative and Summative Assessment
Debriefing Each Component of the Assessment Waterfall Chart
Learning Walls Capture the Ongoing Assessment Journey
A Deliberate Pause to Create CLARITY
Chapter 5. CLARITY in Teaching: Instruction
Parameter #3: Assessment Informs Instruction and Parameter #13: Cross-Curricular Literacy Connections
Literacy Learning Is the Foundation of All Instruction
Eight Components of High-Impact Literacy Instruction
A Deliberate Pause to Create CLARITY
Chapter 6. CLARITY: Processes That Support Collaborative Inquiry With Students
Parameter #14: Shared Responsibility and Accountability
Collaborative Inquiry With Students
Collaborative Inquiry in the Classroom
Three Approaches to Student-Led Collaborative Inquiry
A Deliberate Pause to Create CLARITY
Chapter 7. CLARITY: Using Data for Prevention and Intervention
Parameter #6: Case Management Approach
Prevention: Data Walls
Intervention: Case Management Meetings
Parameter #5: Early and Ongoing Intervention
A Deliberate Pause to Create CLARITY
Chapter 8. CLARITY: The Knowledgeable Other-Leading Alongside
Parameter #2: The Embedded Knowledgeable Other
Six Evidence-Proven Professional Learning Approaches
A Deliberate Pause to Create CLARITY
Chapter 9. CLARITY: Precision in Leadership Practice
Parameter #4: Principals and System Leaders as Lead Learners
The Six Dimensions of Leadership
The New Sixth Leadership Dimension
System Leadership in Action
School Leadership in Action
Principal Learning Teams
Learning Walks and Talks: Leading to Ensure the Growth of All Students
A Deliberate Pause to Create CLARITY
CLARITY: Leadership for the Future
Afterword by Melanie Greenan
Glossary of Terms
References and Further Reading
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About Lyn D. Sharratt

Dr. Lyn Sharratt is a highly-accomplished practitioner, researcher, author, and presenter. She coordinates the doctoral internship program in Leadership, Higher and Adult Education department at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. Lyn has worked in four school districts across Ontario as a school superintendent, superintendent of curriculum and instruction, administrator, curriculum leader and K-10 and Special Education teacher. Lyn has taught all elementary grades and secondary-aged students in inner-city and rural settings. She has analyzed and commented on public policy for a provincial trustee organization, the Ontario Public School Boards' Association; has taught pre-service education at York University, Masters' and Doctoral students at University of Toronto and Nipissing University; and led in-service Professional Development in a provincial teachers' union head office. Lyn is a widely-published researcher and author. She is lead author, with Michael Fullan, of Realization: The Change Imperative for Increasing District-Wide Reform (Corwin, 2009) and Putting FACES on the Data: What Great Leaders Do! (Corwin, 2012, published in English, Spanish and Arabic). Lyn is lead author of Good to Great to Innovate: Recalculating the Route K-12, (Corwin, 2015) with Gale Harild, and of Leading Collaborative Learning: Empowering Excellence (Corwin, 2016) with Beate Planche. CLARITY: What Matters MOST in Learning, Teaching and Leading (Corwin Press, 2019) is her fifth book that reflects all of her work across the globe from 2009-2019. As well as an author and practitioner working in remote and urban settings world-wide, Lyn is an advisor for International School Leadership with the Ontario Principals' Council; is an Author Consultant for Corwin Publishing; and consults internationally, working with system, school and teacher leaders at all levels in Australia, Canada, Chile, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States. She works tirelessly, focusing her time and efforts on increasing each student's achievement by working alongside leaders and teachers to put FACES on their data, taking intentional action to bringEquity and Excellence for all students. Visit her at; Twitter @LynSharratt; and on Linked-In where Lyn owns the "Educational Leadership" Linked-In group made up of 67,000+ members. Search for Lyn's "Good to Great to Innovate" video on There you will see her speaking in Ontario about the leadership it takes to achieve system and school improvement.
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