Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays — and THANK YOU!!! We know that the holiday season is extra-challenging for educators, and we just want you to know that we appreciate all that you do.  And we look forward to supporting your work in 2018! __________________________________ Have you joined the FREE Break Barriers Together community?  The Facebook group is designed exclusively for educators.  We share …

Holiday brownies

Beyond Brownies — Showing Appreciation to School Staff

The holidays are a busy time for everyone.  But for educators, combining normal school responsibilities, family holiday activities, and school holiday activities, gives a whole new meaning to the word “busy.” During this time many school leaders have their own special traditions to show appreciation to staff. Those traditions are important, and valuable. And in addition to the unique activities …

Principal's office sign

Surviving and Thriving in the Deep End — Advice for School Principals

The path to becoming the principal of a K-12 school can be a long, slow process. Or sometimes, you suddenly find yourself in the deep end of the pool. Todd Nesloney, an award-winning educator, shared with us his experience going from classroom teacher to school principal. In this 3 minute video he shared with us his most important piece of …

3 Traps That Keep K-12 Principals From Reaching Your Goals

3 Traps That Keep K-12 Principals From Reaching Their Goals

Each September when I ask principals what their goals are for the upcoming school year, many of them talk about wanting to be better instructional leaders.  They want to get into classrooms more often.  They want to use faculty meeting time for professional learning.  They want to have meaningful conversations with faculty about instructional strategies they are using.   However, …