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April 13, 2017

Why Won't Our Principal Collaborate With Us?

So often we think teachers are the ones who don't want to collaborate, when the principal may be the one who believes that they should dictate the need for collaboration but not be a part of it.

February 19, 2017

What Are 5 Priorities For Every School Principal?

After a series of blogs on leadership coaching, leaders filled out a survey asking them what priorities they would like to be coached through. Here are the five they suggested. Are they the same as yours?

February 01, 2017

5 Non-Negotiables of Project-Based Learning Professional Development

Project based learning is an effective format used for professional development. Here are 5 non-negotiable to make sure your PD goes well.

January 18, 2017

How Can We Make Leadership Coaching Work?

Research shows that instructional coaching works to foster teacher growth, but very few school principals have a leadership coach to help them grow. Will that work for principals?

October 23, 2016

5 Reasons Principals Should Be Coached

If coaching is beneficial to teachers, it should be beneficial to principals as well, and there are at least five reasons why.

October 16, 2016

If Coaching Is So Powerful, Why Aren't Principals Being Coached?

If instructional coaching is beneficial to teachers, shouldn't leadership coaching benefical to principals? Why aren't more principals doing it?

October 12, 2016

Teacher-Principal Relationships: Are We Building Bridges or Burning Them?

Too often in schools situations can help build walls and make teachers and leaders feel as though they're on opposite sides. There are a number of ways leaders and teachers can prevent that from happening.

October 02, 2016

Consultant Confidential: We're Not Always Happy After Professional Development Either

Professional development gets a bad rap from time to time. Teachers and leaders aren't always happy after they leave, and truth be told, consultants aren't always happy when they leave either.

September 06, 2016

Leadership: It's Much More Than Doing Discipline and Blanket E-mails

Collaborative leadership is about working in partnership with those groups that are a part of the school community, and there are 6 influences based on the research of John Hattie to help get leaders there.

August 28, 2016

Why Can't Instructional Coaches Reinvent Themselves?

We always tell students to learn from their mistakes but it seems that we don't give the same courtesy to instructional coaches. Why is that? Here are five steps coaches can take to reinvent their program.

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