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.
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November 04, 2018
October 21, 2018
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
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?
October 07, 2018
Education is much more stressful than people who are not involved with schools may realize, and mindfulness may be the answer to alleviating some of that stress. Here are six things we can learn from mindfulness.
September 30, 2018
There are not enough qualified and suitable candidates out there actively seeking positions despite salary compensation ranging from acceptable to, frankly, outrageous, says Patrick Sweeney. So, what can we do about it?
September 26, 2018
In Education Week Teacher Justin Minkel wrote a powerful post about the anxiety teachers feel during an observation. Well, principals feel that anxiety too, and there are a few things we can do to lessen the anxiety and make the process more worthwhile.
September 23, 2018
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
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.
September 12, 2018
The rhetoric around education has not always been kind, and it just got a whole lot worse because of a school's desire to bring back paddling. It's pathetic and there are better alternatives. Here are 6 of them.
August 26, 2018
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."