Five Leadership Priorities for the New Year

EVERYBODY is telling you what you need to do this year as you lead your school… Make up fifteen months of learning loss; Get us back to normal; Get the kiddos back into school shape right away; Tend to the mental health, social and emotional, and behavioral needs of your students; Go Fast!; Go Slow!; Remember what we used to do before COVID; Don’t forget what we learned from COVID. You get the picture. You’ve HEARD from everyone… and as you begin the year, we share some ideas with you for your consideration. Here’s one idea… as you do whatever … Continue reading Five Leadership Priorities for the New Year

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’t necessarily have to be bad. They are defined as a limited interaction for a short period of time and may or not be repeated. When you’re out to eat and get a chicken sandwich, you are having a transactional encounter with the person who takes … Continue reading Five Strategies To Use to Connect With Parents

One. A Process for Success for Every One and Everyone

Stephen Peters and I have known each other for years. We both grew up in South Carolina and now reside in Georgia. In between, we have both been blessed in careers of service through education. We’ve been teachers, coaches, and principals. We’ve helped others be better teachers, better coaches, better principals. Now we find ourselves together with decades of experience and a joint mission… help schools and school systems to meet their potential in success for every one and for everyone. We’re proud to announce the launch of our initiative, One. So, what is it? One. is a process for … Continue reading One. A Process for Success for Every One and Everyone

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 and parents? Again, relationships. So, you know that they matter, but how do you promote their importance to your people? Even better, how do you help someone develop great relationships when they don’t come so easy for them? ” I can do things you cannot, you … Continue reading Positive Relationships: Path to Success in Your School

Successful Schools Begin When The Adults Believe They Can Lead Success

Science has proven what you probably suspected. The number one influence in schools related to student achievement is what your teachers collectively believe about your students.  John Hattie and his team, using a meta meta-analysis have studied effect size of what … Continue reading Successful Schools Begin When The Adults Believe They Can Lead Success