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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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
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 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?
July 29, 2018
More than half of school leaders leave the position within their first five years. Isn't about time we starting asking why?
July 09, 2018
Lately, the term "thought leader' has been thrown around a lot to describe people who write books or blogs, and there are at least three reasons we should stop using the term.
June 10, 2018
There are teachers and leaders who believe that researchers have little to do with their classroom practice, but the reality is that what researchers do has a direct effect on everything that happens in the classroom.
June 06, 2018
Our initiatives are meant to help learning improve, but in his new book, Yong Zhao explores how each initiative has side effects that we need to be aware of.
April 29, 2018
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.