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

Ending the Year Strong with Your Staff!

Dana GoodierBlog, Lead Better

TL;DR: As the year comes to a close, find ways to celebrate and appreciate your staff. It has been a difficult year for everyone, and acknowledging and supporting your staff can go a long way. In the next month or so, the 21/22 school year will come to an end. ┬áIn this blog post, I will share some strategies to … Read More

The Role of the Perpetrator, Victim, Bystander, and Upstander

Steven WeberBlog, Engage Better, Lead Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Teachers and administrators make multiple decisions each day. These decisions can have a long-lasting impact on a student. When making decisions as an administrator or school team, they should ask three questions about access, inclusion, and equity. There needs to be a sense of urgency to ensure we prepare each learner for the next level. We need to be … Read More

Outward Focused Leadership

Steven WeberBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: It is common for educators in newly appointed leadership roles to share more about them than learn about the people they serve. They typically have an “Inward Focus.” As classroom teachers, the beginning of the school year tends to focus on students. They typically have an “Outward Focus.” Educators transitioning from teaching to administration should apply the same leadership … Read More

Why School Administrators Need to Embrace Social Media

Jeff GargasBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better, Tech Better

TL;DR: Your community is on social media now more than ever. If you’re not utilizing social media to communicate with students, stakeholders, and staff, you’re not using a potentially valuable tool. In the “new world” of COVID-19, people are turning to social media even more. You should be there. There is so much value in simply listening to your community. … Read More