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Break Barriers That Frustrate You — Building Relationships With Skeptics

As principals, we all have struggled with skeptics in our school. You know the ones I’m talking about. Those teachers who are highly experienced, maybe in their 25th or 30th year of teaching. They are well-versed in their content area. They manage classroom discipline well. They are committed to their students, who generally do well in state testing. So what’s …

How to Build Great Educator Teams – Tip 4

Educator teams are the engine of any great school. We know, from studying blue ribbon schools, that they have redefined how teams of educators can work more effectively together. What does it mean to “be more effective?”  These groups of educators have clearly defined their purpose, they understand how to communicate well among themselves, define what needs to be done, …