The 4 Cornerstones — An Essential Tool for School Leaders

You may not yet think of yourself as a leader, but whether you’re a dedicated educator, or already a school principals or other school leader, there are specific tools you can use to increase your effectiveness. Today we share a simple technique to help you achieve the vision you have for your school. The 4 Cornerstones can make a significant …

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, …

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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 …