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February 15, 2019

Support Teachers Where They Are for Initiatives to Thrive

Although we can make a case for developing more informed citizens, we really want critically thoughtful, creative people, who are less afraid of risk and more willing to take chances to grow. Our current system doesn't breed that in most people.

February 12, 2019

What I Wish I Knew ...

Since we only get one life, it is important to multitask less and live more.

February 07, 2019

Leaders, Don't Assume, Stay Curious

It is important when we are doing this that we don't unintentionally assume the worst about our learners, adult or student, and give them every opportunity to share what they know and can do.

February 05, 2019

For Leaders, Preparation Is Key

We give this coaching to school leaders all the time. And here are the three things that follow: The first is that every school leader we give this coaching to names lack of time as an obstacle to being as prepared as they'd like to be.

February 01, 2019

Go Rogue, But Be Prepared for a Fight When it Comes to Giving Up Grades

Leaders need to support their most adventurous teachers and here are some suggestions about how.

January 28, 2019

All "Whys" Need a "How" to Succeed

Leaders need vision, but they also need a plan to keep everything manageable. We need to know who our "why" people are and who our "how" people are so we can better utilize everyone's skill sets for the benefit of the team.

January 25, 2019

Weekly Departmental Newsletters Are an Opportunity to Share

The way we communicate with our team matters, and making sure there are regular opportunities to share information that both shows we are listening and trying to support their needs is important.

January 20, 2019

Comfort Is a Killer of Innovation

As a profession, we need to work to innovate, see education as it needs to be now, and stop comparing it to what it was when we were doing it. The stakes are too high.

January 16, 2019

All Educators Need to Keep Learning

Learning is addictive. The adrenalin that comes from getting new information to share and try out gets me all kinds of inspired.

January 11, 2019

9 Tips for Making the Most of the Observation Process

Since adult learning is a little more challenging than student learning, we have to let our learners process what they hear in a way that is dignified and works for them.

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