Power of a Supportive Admin

Susan JachymiakBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better, Manage Better

TL;DR: An administrator who supports teachers is powerful and can boost teachers’ confidence, growth, and excitement toward work. Supportive administrators can make teachers stay in the profession. The Power of Support I started my fourth school at my school this year, and looking back, one thing that made a difference is the power of an administrator who was right there … Read More

They Don’t Work For You; You Work For Them

Jeff GargasBlog, Lead Better

TL;DR: You work for the people you lead. It is your job to find out what motivates them, what inspires them, and what brings them happiness. Leaders need to build trusting relationships with staff to meet their needs. Trusting your staff will give them the opportunity to grow organically. “When you realize you work for your employees and not the … Read More

New Leader, New School

Kathleen DeckerBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: The impact school leaders have on the entire school community. Troubling impacts of new leaders and inconsistency in leadership positions. A possible solution to the high turnover and trouble it causes. Each school has a unique culture of teachers and leaders who work to create a relationship of trust. When a leader changes, it can completely disrupt the culture … Read More

Finding the Right Speaker to Connect with your Staff

Rae HughartBlog, Engage Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: Choosing a speaker for your staff is a big decision. Tips and strategies to choose the right speaker to kick off back to school, and carry the message throughout the year. District leaders often bring in an educational speaker to kick off the year or assist when launching new initiatives. Frankly, I love this stuff. One of my favorite … Read More