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May 21, 2017

Why Should Principals Care About Their Own Self-Efficacy?

Tschannen-Moran & Gareis 2004 write, "The purpose of leadership is to facilitate group goal attainment by establishing and maintaining an environment favorable to group performance." That's an important job, and we need leaders with a sense of self-efficacy to do it.

May 07, 2017

If Video Is So Powerful, Shouldn't Principals Use It Too?

Too often principals ask teachers and coaches to do something that they aren't going to do themselves. Is video one of them?

April 30, 2017

Does Your Coach Have Credibility?

Some leaders only focus on what to fix outward and never spend enough time looking inward to see what needs fixing first. Coaching can help that. A coach can help that, but in order for it to happen, the coach needs credibility.

April 26, 2017

5 Strategies Leaders Can Use to Stay Out of the Weeds

Too often leaders find themselves in the weeds, which prevents them from making good decisions. There are 5 ways to prevent that from happening.

April 13, 2017

Why Won't Our Principal Collaborate With Us?

So often we think teachers are the ones who don't want to collaborate, when the principal may be the one who believes that they should dictate the need for collaboration but not be a part of it.

April 02, 2017

Collaboration Isn't New, But It Doesn't Mean You're Doing It Right

Many teachers and leaders collaborate. It's not a new word. However, just because they do it doesn't mean they do it right. Here are some things to think about when it comes to collaboration.

March 30, 2017

Are Some Teachers Uncoachable?

Deciding someone is uncoachable is very complicated. That decision involves thinking about how the coach approaches the teacher and how the teacher became involved with the coaching program.

March 24, 2017

Have School Leaders Become Too Enabled?

We ask students to be self-directed learners and take risks, but often leaders and teachers don't take those same type of risks and seem to want the answer before they really know the question to answer.

March 17, 2017

District Leaders Should Get Out of Their Office!

District leaders have long had the reputation for sitting in their ivory towers and making all the rules. Here are a few ways one district leader is shattering that myth.

February 28, 2017

7 Areas to Consider When Deepening Your Impact

If leaders want to have a deeper impact they need to understand their current reality, which will help them understand where to start. Here are 7 areas to focus on.

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