When a Principal Whips and Nae Naes
As an administrator, you must be seen as a competent leader. But if your school culture needs a boost of positivity, consider the fine art of goofing around.
Is Your Professional Learning Community a Farce?
Many schools use PLCs for teacher collaboration, but whether they really fit that description is up for debate. Here are 5 ways to tell if your PLC isn’t living up to its name.
The Principal’s Pet: A Cautionary Tale
No one likes it when an administrator plays favorites. But what if the favorite is you?
Principals: Are you brave enough to ask for staff feedback?
Your staff is one of the most valuable sources of information you have about how effectively you’re doing your job. But are you asking?
Let’s Talk About the Leader in Me
Are you or your kids in a Leader in Me school? What results are you seeing? How has it impacted student learning and behavior? And maybe most importantly…is it worth the high sticker price?
Teaching in Beta: What We Can Learn from Software Developers
We already try new things all the time, but we expect perfection the first time around. When we don’t get it, we reject the good idea, move on to the next new one, and repeat the cycle. We’re chasing our own tails.
The Planning Period Project
Planning time rarely gets more than a passing mention when we talk education reform, but lack of time is a significant part of what’s pushing teachers out of schools.
The War on Teachers: It Matters Where You Stand
Does staying out of the education reform debate make you out of touch, a peacekeeper, or a self-serving a-hole?