Leadership

Searching For My “Awe Family” Response!

Categories: Instruction, Leadership, Pandemic Response and Educational Practices, Solution Tree

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I sense a paradox of competing emotions on the horizon.

On one hand I find joy in the capacity of our positive, generous, and courageous human response to the relentless stress, strain, and change we have faced each day for almost a year now. On the other hand, I feel queasy and uneasy as we close in on the anniversary of the most intense, unexpected and unwelcome change to our personal and professional lives as educators. March 2020 seems so long ago, and yet it sticks so close to, and lives inside of, our very being as teachers.

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Strong Leadership in Uncertain Times: 5 Tips for Running the Leadership Roads Ahead

Categories: Leadership, Pandemic Response and Educational Practices, School Improvement

This entry is the sixth in a blog series called Pandemic Response and Educational Practices (PREP), which aims to highlight and further the important work educators are doing amid the worldwide COVID-19 crisis.

Based on Messaging Matters.

One recent morning, I was running a three-mile track around my neighborhood. As I passed the houses and occasional drivers, I felt a sudden kinship to my neighbors that I’m not sure I’ve felt before.  Read more

Building Your Building When You’re Not in the Building: Strategies For Hiring Great Teachers During Social Distancing

Categories: Leadership, Pandemic Response and Educational Practices, PLC at Work, School Improvement

This entry is the fifth in a blog series called Pandemic Response and Educational Practices (PREP), which aims to highlight and further the important work educators are doing amid the worldwide COVID-19 crisis.

Based on Building Your Building: How to Hire and Keep Great Teachers.

Surreal. Unbelievable. No words. None of us can quite put into words what we’re going through right now during this global pandemic. Read more