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Compliance or Commitment? – Dan Butler

Compliance or Commitment? – Dan Butler

(Originally posted on Once a Bobcat, Always a Bobcat.) By Dan Butler A couple of weeks ago, I had a conversation about instructional coaching with an educator outside of my district.  We were talking about the coaching model that we utilize in Western Dubuque, and how we have implemented this in the past seven months. […]

People Want a Boss – Michael Smith

People Want a Boss – Michael Smith

(Originally posted on Michael Smith’s Principal’s Page) By Michael Smith It is definitely that time of year. And not just for resumes and countdowns (spring break and end of the year). Schools districts are in the process of hiring administrators for next year. More people will be joining me in this challenging profession (notice I […]

The Interview Question We Should All Be Asking – Michael Wirtz

The Interview Question We Should All Be Asking –  Michael Wirtz

(Originally posted on Our Work, Their Education.) By Michael Wirtz As I have written previously, January and February are busy months for those of us in independent schools with hiring responsibilities. Having spent the last two days at one of the largest independent school hiring fairs in the country, I was immersed in the world […]

Steps to Upgrade your Hiring Process – Dr. Matt Parker

Steps to Upgrade your Hiring Process – Dr. Matt Parker

(Originally posted on @DrMattParker) By Matt Parker As a school administrator, it is a source of stress and opportunity when a job comes open in a school (or any organization). We suffer from the loss of an employee, but we also have a chance to enhance our organization by gaining special attributes in a new […]

How To Hire Amazing People (Even In Tough Schools) – Justin Baeder

How To Hire Amazing People (Even In Tough Schools) – Justin Baeder

(Originally posted on Eduleadership.) By Justin Baeder I have friends who work in high-needs schools that are overwhelmingly staffed with first-year and second-year teachers. While a school might occasionally find itself in this position, I’m convinced that it must not become a recurring situation. Justice demands that we staff all of our schools with a […]