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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 […]

Surviving Tuesday – Walter A. Kozlowski

Surviving Tuesday – Walter A. Kozlowski

(Originally posted on Servant Principal.) By Walter A. Kozlowski   My wife and I usually do not see each other on Tuesday. In fact, we rarely even get a chance to talk. Her shift begins an hour before my day at school ends. I leave the building with barely enough time to pick up one […]

If You’re Ever Trapped Behind a Door, I have an Ax – by Bjorn Paige

If You’re Ever Trapped Behind a Door, I have an Ax – by Bjorn Paige

Originally posted on Skins of Ill Shaped Fishes.) By Bjorn Paige There is a big ax in my office, red handled, heavy, the kind a firefighter might swing. It lies next to a duffle bag of emergency supplies (bandages, rope, flashlights) and reminds me that part of being a site administrator is being ready for […]

Redefining Time – Prioritize for Effectiveness – Dan Fowler

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(Originally posted on Habits of Reflective School Leadership.) By Dan Fowler As school leaders, we constantly find ourselves trying to work more efficiently by multi-tasking the many responsibilities that consume the time in our day.  We conduct classroom walk-throughs, manage discipline, respond to email, police the lunchroom, and the list of “to dos” goes on. […]

Teacher Voice: The Secret Ingredient in Successful Schools – John Wink

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(Originally posted on Lead Learning with John Wink) By John Wink As a singer who loved music so much that I majored in it, I have never had a problem making my voice heard.  It takes very little muse for me to share my gift with others.  All I need is a tune in my […]

Avoiding Bear Traps – Chris Hubbuch

Avoiding Bear Traps – Chris Hubbuch

(Originally posted on Inquiry to Results.) By Chris Hubbuch Little could be more painful that being in the clutches of a bear trap. Just thinking about that word is enough to conjure thoughts of oversized metal blades clasping the limb of an unsuspecting animal or hunter. I like to use the term “bear trap” to […]

5 Tips to Help Teacher Morale – David Ellena

5 Tips to Help Teacher Morale – David Ellena

(Originally posted on A Principal’s Life.) By David Ellena In this day and age of “education reform”, it seems that teachers and public education are under attack from all sides. The media and politicians continually erode the public confidence in the very people who we watch dedicate themselves on a daily basis to our students. […]

4 Steps a School Administrator Can Take to Inspire Others to Grab an Oar and Row – Sam Rangel

4 Steps a School Administrator Can Take to Inspire Others to Grab an Oar and Row – Sam Rangel

(Originally posted on School Administration Mastery.) By Sam Rangel Beyond the horizon, across the vast expanse of the ocean, the captain envisioned a new world. He was certain that a better world existed, but he just needed to get there. He knew he couldn’t get there without some help. As strong as he was, and […]

Trust – The Crucial Glue for Reform and Transformation – Beate PLanche

Trust – The Crucial Glue for Reform and Transformation – Beate PLanche

(Originally posted on Building our Learning Capacity Through Creative Collaboration.) By Beate PLanche. We use the words trust, trustworthiness and trusting rather easily in our conversations with others as we think about how to move things forward in our schools.    Do we have a shared understanding of how to build it?   I have experienced […]

What Are Your Leadership Rules? – David Ellena

What Are Your Leadership Rules? – David Ellena

(Originally posted at A Principal’s Life. ) A few weeks ago, I read a blog post about rules for leadership. It challenged me to think about the rules that are important to me as a school leader. What are the things that I believe in that guide my actions and decisions as a principal. I actually […]

3 Tips for Building Teacher Leadership – Christopher Wooleyhand

3 Tips for Building Teacher Leadership – Christopher Wooleyhand

(Originally Posted on Common Sense School Leadership.) By Christopher Wooleyhand Good schools have good leadership.  Great schools have great teacher leadership.  We can all think back to the day when the single heroic leader model was the norm.  This was the era of the authoritarian principal who ruled with a firm hand.  They were the […]

School Transformation and Trust – Larry Walsh

School Transformation and Trust – Larry Walsh

(Originally posted at Larry Walsh, High School Principal.) By Larry Walsh In schools, trust is like love in a marriage: it bonds people together and makes them strong and effective. Trust in relationships increases security, reduces inhibitions and defensiveness, and frees people to share feelings and dreams. Trust empowers you to put your deepest fears […]