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July 20, 2015

Do Students Have a Brand?

School leaders are beginning to brand their schools to share the positive messages about learning and open up the school walls to let parents in on the secret of school. But are we also responsible for branding students in a way that stifles them?

July 17, 2015

Why a 'Growth Mindset' Won't Work

John Hattie's research shows that growth mindset vs. a fixed mindset has an effect size of .19, which is below the Hinge Point, and the biggest reason why the growth mindset may not work is in the classroom.

June 09, 2015

Principals: Do They Really Have a Voice?

Principals may not have the voice that their teachers think they do. They may actually just be speaking for someone else and feel as though they have no voice at all.

May 13, 2015

Women and Leadership: 3 Ways We Need to 'Show the Love'

When it comes to confidence building for women in leadership there are at least 3 ways to 'show the love.'

May 01, 2015

Can You Engage an Audience for 18 Minutes?

We live in a very wired and distracted society. Maybe we should keep that in mind when it comes to professional development?

April 26, 2015

Parent Teacher Conferences: Something's Got to Give

How many of us have sat through pointless or less-than-informational parent-teacher conferences? It's time to turn that around.

April 22, 2015

Join the Revolution: 5 Ways to Evolve as a Teacher

It seems easy to fall into the status quo these days, but there are 5 steps every teacher should take to be more evolved in their practices.

April 17, 2015

Please, No More Professional Development!

Professional development are two words that teachers dread. But what if leaders and teachers changed the focus and followed this 5 point plan?

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.

April 08, 2015

Effective School Leadership: Leverage the Big-Winner Practices

The 80/20 rule is vital to effective school leadership practices. Here are the ways to leverage those practices.

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