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April 24, 2019

Fill Your Own Bucket: How to Refill Our Teacher Leader Buckets

When our buckets are running low, we should take some time for ourselves so that we can get back to being the types of teacher leaders our schools and our professions need us to be.

April 18, 2019

Who Drives the Bus at Your School?

If a school is metaphorically a bus, who drives it? Traditionally, a principal does. He or she provides direction and motivation, presses the gas and brake when needed, and lets passengers--or teachers--on and off. But the best principals offer teachers opportunities to drive--or at least navigate--the bus without abandoning them, which is important because most teachers appreciate leaders with a shared sense of responsibility.

March 25, 2019

Peer Observation and the Novice Teacher: What You See Is What You Get

All too often, well-meaning administrators suggest new teachers watch more experienced teachers to see mastery in action. But new teachers, with their lack of experience and pedagogical understanding, are not always able to identify nuances of effective teaching and then successfully implement new strategies. On a solo safari, what new teachers see is literally what they get.

December 10, 2018

24 Days of Teacher Encouragement: A Quick Way to Lift Up a Colleague

How to make a quick (and meaningful) holiday gift for a new teacher

November 28, 2018

What Administrators Get Wrong About Teachers (and How That Can Change)

The best shift we can make in schools is to not seek warm bodies that sit like plants on a shelf, but to find teachers that, with nurturing and illumination, will thrive and run.

September 18, 2018

Want to Improve Schools? Look to Teacher Leaders

It is possible to harness the expertise of our best teachers and leverage them to help make school a better place.

August 14, 2018

How to Stay Organized: Start the New School Year with this Equation

Increase productivity with this simple step (and help your students do the same!)

August 02, 2018

Move Out of the Left Lane and Let Teacher Leaders Drive Through

Get out of the way! How inconsiderate drivers on the educational highway impede the work of teacher leaders

May 16, 2018

Let's Be Clear: The Power of Precise Language at Work

Better words alone won't solve our issues in education, but they will reveal the exact contours of the problems and give us real information so we cantackle them.

April 02, 2018

Why One West Virginia Teacher of the Year Stood on the Picket Lines

Why teacher walkouts are about standing up for kids

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