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April 15, 2015

Lost in Translation: Why Success Criteria Is Important

A 15 minute Twitter chat revolving around 1 question seems like an easy task, but not when the moderator thinks it's a one-hour chat revolving around 6 questions. Success criteria is important for students and adults.

April 13, 2015

I'm a Principal Without Teaching Experience

Does it really matter whether principals have teaching experience before they take a position in leadership? Perhaps it's not the position you come from that matters...as much as the experience you bring.

March 29, 2015

Leaders: Are Your Teacher Observations Active or Passive?

Too many observations result in passive conversations and very little learning. Principals need to approach observations like an instructional coach, but are they prepared to do so?

March 27, 2015

Caught on Tape: Using Video to Enhance Instruction

Using video is an excellent option to truly see how we engage with our students, but too often it won't happen because of a lack of trust in the building. Here are some options to overcome those obstacles.

March 24, 2015

Teacher Voice: 8 Conditions That Are Harder Than You Think

In order to foster teacher voice, there are 8 conditions that are needed in every school, but that's not as easy as you may think. Which conditions are missing in your school?

March 19, 2015

Focused Leadership: Fish Don't Rot From the Tail First

Building administrators and school leaders across the nation are challenged to find strategies that will generate continual increased levels of student achievement. But what is the best way?

March 17, 2015

Making Your Voice Heard: The Power of the Teacher Brand

Teachers are getting bashed on one side and praised on the other. Is it time for teachers to create their own brand?

March 12, 2015

What If You Only Had 5 Minutes to Inspire a Teacher?

The reports are everywhere. Teacher enrollment is down, but their status is up. Regardless of the reports, teachers need a little inspiration. What would you say if you had 5 minutes to do it?

March 08, 2015

Flipped Leadership Is About Instructional Leadership

Sometimes flipped leadership comes of like a gimmick, but it's really centered in instructional leadership. Instructional leadership takes a whole lot of risk taking and relationship building.

March 07, 2015

The Flip Side of Feedback: Embedded Professional Learning

The flipside of feedback. How often do teachers ask students for feedback on what transpired in the classroom as a way to advance their own teaching and ultimately student learning?

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