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 “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 works in schools.  Hattie’s work is chronicled in his numerous books, conference speeches, and papers,Continue reading “Successful Schools Begin When The Adults Believe They Can Lead Success”

Safe and Orderly Schools: Learning Resources

  In schools everywhere, there is a spotlight on safety and on leading a school that is “safe and orderly.”  At first glance it seems like it’s all about a focus on security and preventing intruders from disrupting the safety and lives of our children and staffs. When you look again, leading a safe andContinue reading “Safe and Orderly Schools: Learning Resources”

Your Job? Helping Teachers Grow.

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 me explain. The expectations of the principal haven’t changed over the years… instead, they’ve multiplied! Continue reading “Your Job? Helping Teachers Grow.”

Leading A Culture of Professional Growth for All Teachers

Do you have MTSS for your teachers?  We often think that we don’t have to differentiate for our teachers since they’re professionals, they’re adults, and they’re paid to come to work. What if we could develop a more effective approach to helping our teachers grow by differentiating our work with them towards their development? TheContinue reading “Leading A Culture of Professional Growth for All Teachers”

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