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Demand Different – Dr. Robert Dillon

Demand Different – Dr. Robert Dillon

(Originally posted on Principally Speaking.) By Dr. Robert Dillon School leaders, teachers, and those that surround the work of education are in a difficult space. The demands to achieve are higher than ever, and the needs of kids, both academically and in the other spaces of their lives, are growing in intensity and complexity, while […]

Steps to Make Successful Change Happen – Matt Parker

Steps to Make Successful Change Happen – Matt Parker

(Originally posted on @DrMattParker) By Matt Parker Here are a few tips for leaders to help make change successful using a real-life example from the school year. 1. Discuss your proposal early and often to gather input from others. 2. Stay focused on the basic idea/goal and don’t get caught up adding a bunch of […]

Everybody Has a Story – Dan Butler

Everybody Has a Story – Dan Butler

(Originally posted on Once a Bobcat, Always a Bobcat.) By Dan Butler I was walking down the hallway of one of my schools the other day and passed three students who all smiled from ear to ear and waved when they saw me.  There is nothing like being the principal of an elementary school; there […]

Are You Rocking the Boat? – Joey Sagel

Are You Rocking the Boat? – Joey Sagel

(Originally posted on Principal Joey.) By Joey Sagel What is a great educator?  As a culture, we’ve bought into the notion (aided by just about any movie you can think of about a teacher) that being a great educator means rising above a corrupt and crumbling oppressive system and being a lone beacon of light […]

We are Always 2 Questions Away… – Derek McCoy

We are Always 2 Questions Away… – Derek McCoy

(Originally posted on McCoyDerek) By Derek McCoy Earlier this week, we got a call to one of our teacher’s classrooms to get some help in dealing with a ‘disruptive’ student. When I arrived, the teacher greeted me at the door with a very perplexed and slightly frustrated look on her face. She pointed out the student […]

The Landscape of Failure – Traci Logue

The Landscape of Failure – Traci Logue

(Originally posted at Fearless Teacher.) By Traci Logue There is a lot of emphasis on failure these days. This post is just my way of sorting out, and making sense of, the current landscape. To observe and understand the forest among the trees. I enjoy the view. Mostly, I am sure of foot. But sometimes I […]

Prehistoric PD – Brad Gustafson

Prehistoric PD – Brad Gustafson

  Image Credit: eden-saga.com (Originally Posted at Adjusting Course.) By Brad Gustafson Professional Development (PD) is one of the most important undertakings a school leader can invest in.  The learning experiences we offer our staff should exemplify current-best-practice.  However, the predominant approach to PD remains systemically prehistoric; a pedagogical relic that is frozen in time. Can we […]

8 Tips for Leading Change – David Steward

8 Tips for Leading Change – David Steward

(Originally posted on One Administrator’s View.) By David Steward If there is one thing I have learned throughout my career in education, it is that change is both inevitable and difficult.  During my 12 years as a building principal, I have had the opportunity to lead my school through a couple of significant changes.  One […]