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.
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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."
August 19, 2018
The mental health of school counselors, nurses, school leaders, and teachers are at risk, and they may only need 10 minutes to help alleviate their stress.
August 17, 2018
Schools can't afford to ignore the news media until a negative issue takes place.
August 12, 2018
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?
August 05, 2018
As we approach a year after the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Va., what has changed? How do we talk to students about it?
August 01, 2018
Let's provide more opportunities in school so children learn how to make decisions and develop an internal locus of control. This way a child can influence events and outcomes in their own lives and in return, we will have more children who are potentially less anxious and depressed, all which inhibits their true potential as human beings.