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November 04, 2018

Why Should Leaders Start Being Coached?

We hand leaders the keys to the building based on an interview and the degree they received in school leadership, and then we leave them to their own devices. We need to change that, and leadership coaching may be the answer.

October 21, 2018

8 Super Important Words in Education That Are Literally Used in Different Ways

We love our educational words, but here are eight that are used on a daily basis by educators and leaders that can prove problematic for any school climate.

October 14, 2018

Can Leadership Coaching Help Leaders Focus on What Matters?

Being a school leader is difficult. They are meant to focus on improvement while also negotiating their way through adult behavior. Can leadership coaching help them focus on what truly matters?

September 23, 2018

District Coaching Not an Option for You? What About Virtual Coaching?

Instructional coaching is an important method of helping any teacher who wants to become better at their craft meet that goal. Unfortunately, there are districts that approach coaching the wrong way. Is virtual coaching a way to still be coached without the political aspects that can come with instructional coaching?

September 16, 2018

Is There Really That Much Drama In Schools?

Drama plays out in schools every day, because schools are complex places with a diverse thinking set of adults and students who converge in them every day. It's time to take on the drama, and see if leadership coaching can help meet the many challenges leaders face.

August 26, 2018

Has Instructional Coaching Become a Dumping Ground?

Many instructional coaches enter into the position with high hopes to have an impact on teachers and students, but many soon find out that the position becomes a dumping ground for "Duties as assigned."

August 12, 2018

Is Leadership Coaching the Ignored Professional Development?

Recently, NAESP released a thorough study explaining the many challenges of school leadership. In an effort to help meet the challenges leaders search for professional development opportunities. Is leadership coaching a form of professional development they are forgetting?

July 29, 2018

Are We Asking Too Much Of School Leaders?

More than half of school leaders leave the position within their first five years. Isn't about time we starting asking why?

April 29, 2018

Why Do Building Leaders Need Coaches?

Building leaders get the job and are handed the keys but many of them are overwhelmed with the amount of duties. This puts them in the position of manager too often, and instructional leader not often enough. Exploring the coaching relationship can be one way to help leaders feel less stressed, and create an opportunity for them to regain the focus that brought them into leadership in the first place.

February 18, 2018

What is the Biggest Barrier to Achieving Instructional Leadership?

Many assistant principals are leaders who hope to one day move into the principalship. However, when asked what the biggest barrier is for assistant principals, their answer may surprise you.

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The opinions expressed in Peter DeWitt's Finding Common Ground are strictly those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of Editorial Projects in Education, or any of its publications.

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