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How Do You IGNITE Your Leadership?

How Do You IGNITE Your Leadership?

(Originally posed on DCulberhouse.) By David Culberhouse How Do You IGNITE Your Leadership? Burn your bridges… Or Burn your boats… Two very different ways that leaders create and ignite influence in their organizations and with those they lead. One leaves you with an isolated feeling, while the other has a collaborative tinge to it.  And […]

The Primary Role of the Principal – Sam Rangel

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Originally posted on School Administration Mastery. In a few days, I’ll be interviewing for a position as Principal in my district. It’s a pretty big step for me, and I’m excited about the possibilities. I’m beginning to consider the possible questions that I’ll be asked, and one question in particular comes to mind – at […]

Captain Aubrey – Bjorn Paige

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Originally posted on Skins of Ill Shaped Fishes.) By Bjorn Paige When I was an English teacher I found that as I read for fun I was constantly thinking to myself: could I teach this? Often I couldn’t, of course, but this way of walking through my literary life did lead to the introduction of […]

What I Have Learned as a Principal – David Ellena

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(Originally posted on A Principal’s Life.) By David Ellena Today, I had one of those rare moments where I actually sat at my desk and ate lunch. Now, I ate while I was signing checks and about 8 dozen other documents that need an original signature, but still it was a rarity. As I was […]

Avoid These 11 Mistakes – Walter Kozlowski

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(Originally posted on Servant Principal.) By Walter A. Kozlowski   We all makes mistakes. When utilized properly our errors become learning opportunities. What’s better than making our own mistakes and learning from them is learning from other people’s mistakes. It gets us to our next mistake – our next learning opportunity – more quickly. I […]

Poverty and the Public School Crisis-Where is Your Voice? – Dr. Latoya Dixon

Poverty and the Public School Crisis-Where is Your Voice? – Dr. Latoya Dixon

(Originally posted on The Principal’s Perspective.) By Dr. Latoya Dixon I saw this poem this week and it immediately gripped my heart. I got one of those choking feelings, when you feel there is something stuck in your throat but you know there is not. It’s been floating around Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram this past […]

A Leader’s Most Important Tool? Their Story. – Jeff Krieger

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(Originally posted on Front Office Leadership) By Jeff Krieger   Can meaningful leadership exist without quality communication? Do great communicators always provide great leadership? What comprises a great communicator to you and your campus? Should communication be a priority for campus leaders? Why all the questions about communication? The above is meant to illustrate the […]

Why I Want To Be Invisible – Walter Kozlowski

Why I Want To Be Invisible – Walter Kozlowski

(Originally posted on Servant Principal.) By Walter A. Kozlowski   Principals should be visible. This seems to be an agreed upon ideal, to which I also subscribe. However, there are two things I know about being visible as a school leader. First, I will never be able to be as visible as I want to […]

Top Ten Things to Not Forget as a Principal – Jessica Hanson

Top Ten Things to Not Forget as a Principal – Jessica Hanson

(Originally posted on Love the Learning.) By Jessica Hanson Embarking on a new journey to become the principal of an elementary campus has already had it’s highs and lows and I haven’t even started the school year yet. I have already been faced with tough decisions that required me to “Move people’s cheese” and “Dip […]

Using the Formative Assessment Process With Teachers to Improve Instructional Practice – Dan Fow...

Using the Formative Assessment Process With Teachers to Improve Instructional Practice – Dan Fowler

(Originally posted on Habits of Reflective School Leadership.) By Dan Fowler As a FAME (Formative Assessment for Maryland Educators) Leader at the district and school level, I have found, and believe, that the formative assessment process is one of the single most important things that educators can do for their students. The statement “formative assessment […]

Building Trust – Delegate Results, Not Tasks – Sam Rangel

Building Trust – Delegate Results, Not Tasks – Sam Rangel

(Originally posted on SchoolAdministrationMastery.com) By Sam Rangel I was listening to the EntreLeadership Podcast, and in the episode with Stephen M. R. Covey, Stephen talks about a topic that I believe is so crucial in a school environment – Trust. He has a new book out – The SPEED of Trust: The One Thing That […]

Principals and Other Humans – Bjorn Paige

Principals and Other Humans – Bjorn Paige

Originally posted on Skins of Ill Shaped Fishes.) By Bjorn Paige It was simpler as a teacher. In my thirteen years in the classroom making meaningful connections with students was my first priority. Sure, we had books to read and papers to write, but I knew that kids don’t learn from teachers they don’t like […]

Lessons from Outside of Schools – David Hochheiser

Lessons from Outside of Schools  – David Hochheiser

(Originally posted on Hallway Access.) By David Hochheiser Do you know what these are?  I didn’t until a stranger tossed the red one to me, and my seven-year old lit up with a “That’s the kind I usually use.” The joy in his face and the fun we had after will forever be a perfect […]

What’s Most Important on Opening Meeting Days? – John Falino

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(Originally posted at On Principal.) By John Falino It’s hard to believe that the start of another school year is quickly approaching. As school leaders are putting the finishing touches on a summer that was filled with scheduling, staffing, professional development, and a multitude of other tasks that go along with ensuring the successful start […]

Building Positive School Culture: 20 Ideas From Principals – William D. Parker

Building Positive School Culture: 20 Ideas From Principals – William D. Parker

(Originally posted on Principal Matters.) By William D. Parker School or work environments are like home environments–it doesn’t take long to figure out if you are in a happy, productive place or not. Last week I was in Oklahoma City for a meeting with OASSP, the Oklahoma Association of Secondary School Principals, when we were […]