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  • Exemplary Work in Remote Learning and Leading (Volume 3)
    People everywhere are seeing what we all have always known– that teachers, administrators and staff are dedicated, resourceful, and capable of amazing things. I continue to marvel at how in a matter of hours we flipped to a digitally-delivered learning environment AND, added in preparing, distributing and delivering meals to boot! As we approach weekContinue reading “Principal-Matters!”
  • Remote Learning Examples: Volume 2
    What are others doing? What can I be doing? We ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER! Here are twelve terrific ideas from your colleagues from today. You may already be doing some or all of them, but maybe they’ll remind you of someone who needs your attention, or inspire you in your work. THANKS to allContinue reading “Principal-Matters!”
  • The “Seven Cs” of Remote Leadership
    Remote learning has been around for some time and nearly everyone has some experience with it. Remote leadership is a bit of a different story. While full-time, all-the-time, digital learning leaders have experience in this, for most everyone else, this is new ground (and especially at such a large scale). What does it take toContinue reading “Principal-Matters!”
  • Exemplary Work in Remote Leadership
    Thank you! The work that you, your teachers, your custodians, your nutrition teams, your technology people, your staff have been doing is nothing short of amazing, inspirational, and powerful. Thank you all for what you are doing to bring learning, caring, calm, and a sense of normalcy in a time that is anything but. Working through obstacles is what we’reContinue reading “Principal-Matters!”
  • Priority: Hiring Season
    It’s SO much better to take time and hire effectively than to suffer through poor choices in hiring.
  • Five Strategies To Use to Connect With Parents
    As educators, we spend a lot of time with other people. That time can be ongoing, longer relationships or brief, specific encounters. You can categorize mosts of your interactions, at school as well as in the rest of your life, into two columns: transactional encounters and transformational relationships. When we have transactional encounters, they don’tContinue reading “Principal-Matters!”
  • How To Partner With Parents For Success
    “Decades of social science research have demonstrated that differences in quality of schools can explain about one-third of the variation in student achievement. But the other two-thirds is attributable to non-school factors.” Richard Rothstein, 2010, How To Fix Our Schools Working to lead students to success without developing a partnership with their parents is likeContinue reading “Principal-Matters!”
  • Influencing Others Through Relationships
    One of the most common leadership mistakes is thinking you’ll get maximum performance from others without first building relationships with them. As school leaders, our success is measured not only by our own actions but even more so by the work of those we lead. The same is true of our teachers and their students.Continue reading “Principal-Matters!”
  • Positive Relationships: Path to Success in Your School
    Nearly everyone talks about the importance of relationships at a school. So many conversations work around into the comment, “it’s all about relationships.” For the principal or assistant principal to work well with the faculty and staff? It’s all about relationships. The teacher and her students? Also, all about relationships. Partnership between the school andContinue reading “Principal-Matters!”
  • Passion For Learning! A Force To Be Reckoned With
    Attitude Check Above the door leading into the Professional Learning room of a school I was visiting was a sign that greeted participants with this question: What attitude do you bring to today’s learning?  It’s a great question to pose, as it forces its readers into a brief moment of reflection about their approach toContinue reading “Principal-Matters!”

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