Becoming a Principal can be a curious thing. You get the job before you know the job, and then a big part of your job is to figure out what your job really is. Are you with me? Please let … Continue reading Your Job? Helping Teachers Grow.
As the new school year begins, it’s important for the principal and the administrative team to focus on the mindset of the teachers as they prepare to welcome the students for another year of exploration and learning. Here is an … Continue reading Before You Get to “Who Are We?”, Spend Time on “Who Am I?”
While I was at dinner, I heard someone in the restaurant, obviously a teacher, talking to a friend in line. I heard her reply, but context leads me to believe it was the question every teacher is hearing now. “Are … Continue reading Ten Things To Remember As Teachers Return To School
It’s July and that means that we have new principals taking their places at their schools. Congratulations! It’s our passion here to support you (as well as veteran principals, APs and aspiring leaders) in your work. Today we share some … Continue reading Guiding Principles… for New Principals
School leaders are doers. They are also dreamers, negotiators, and experts in human behavior, but as a group, we like to do things. In that spirit, we share with you this list of twelve practical steps towards successful school leadership. … Continue reading This! Not That. Twelve Practical Steps Towards Successful School Leadership
Why does AdvancED insist that a school and system conduct a process with all stakeholders to design their vision, mission and beliefs? Why is this so important that it is a requirement to renew one’s accreditation? Have you ever given that … Continue reading Don’t Be Accidental; Lead With Vision
Around 25,000 principals separate from their school at the end of each year, leaving schools in constant states of turnover. Around half of all school principals depart their school by the end of their third year, and only about one … Continue reading 8 Reasons Why Principals Are Successful… Or Struggle
Being a principal is a challenging job requiring deep knowledge in a number of areas, expert skills in everything from communication to talent evaluation, and a never-bending attitude of hope and high expectations to drive it all. Piece of cake. … Continue reading Setting Principals Up For Success: What Works?