There are 3 big time killers, and we do them all the time.
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.
Teacher talk still dominates high school classrooms, but it doesn't have to, and here are a few reasons why.
As important as being connected and learning how to use Smartphones appropriately is important, so is putting them down and finding connections in other ways. There are at least five other ways to be connected, and they're important.
We have been hoaxed by our students to think they are tech savvy, when in reality they may be more text savvy.
Too often principals ask teachers and coaches to do something that they aren't going to do themselves. Is video one of them?
It's "Teacher Appreciation Week," but do teachers really appreciate each other?
Inequity is confronting and needs to be confronted. It is injurious when you experience it and it is jarring when you witness it. But not enough educators are doing anything about it.
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.
Too often leaders find themselves in the weeds, which prevents them from making good decisions. There are 5 ways to prevent that from happening.