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, …

What are your biggest challenges as an educator?

It happens every year. Graduating seniors speak up, or write about that one special educator that, at some point during their school career, changed their life.  Now their future is bright and promising. You became an educator because you wanted to be the catalyst that turned a struggling school into a great example of a place where staff communicate well …

The (Unexpected) Trait of Great School Leaders

You may not think of yourself as a leader.  Yet that’s how most great leaders come into their own — because they thought of themselves as collaborators, as catalysts, rather than as the bigger-than-life ego that is often associated with leadership.  There is an attribute that these people share, and it’s something that you can develop — humility. Recently I …

Build Capacity, See Each Person’s Worth!

All educators want to believe that teachers love kids and are true advocates of them.  We remember with warmth and appreciation those teachers who spotted our strengths, loved our quirks, and inspired and challenged us to dream big and do our best.  In fact, it is often the memory of those teachers who inspired us to become educators ourselves. Yet …