5 Leadership Skills to Thrive In a VUCA World

Steven WeberBlog, Lead Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: The world we live in is VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous). This post shares 5 leadership skills educators need to thrive in a VUCA world. Remember to support one another. Be ready to face the unknown with flexibility. Address the repairable systems. Clarify communication. We live in a VUCA world. ┬áVUCA stands for Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous. … Read More

Parent Communication

Jessica ReedBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Manage Better

TL;DR: There are various ways to communicate with parents: set expectations and use technology. Set expectations and parameters around response times. Tip: Have positive interactions with parents. There are various ways parent communication can be enhanced through technology: Remind, FlipGrid, email, and Google Voice. Jessica joined Rae on the Daily Drop In to chat about Parent Communication Refresh. Click here … Read More

Episode 2: Leadership Lessons from the Airport

Darrin PeppardLeaning Into Leadership

In episode 2, Darrin opens with a big thank you to his listeners for making the show a success after only 1 episode. Darrin talks in this episode about how a trip derailed by snow and flight cancellations led to four awesome leadership lessons. 1 As a leader, be aware of the systems we put in place and ensure they … Read More

Classroom Management Is Not Just About Rules

Kristen KoppersBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Grade Better, Manage Better

TL;DR: Classroom management is not just about rules. Make students feel valued and successful as individuals in your class. Teach responsibility through natural situations that arise in your classroom. Model clear communication in your feedback to students. Effective Classroom Management We have always heard the phrase “effective classroom management” either from colleagues or administrators, but what does that entail? Classroom … Read More

Meaningful Connections

Bridget GenglerBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Manage Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Parents want teachers to see their children and notice great things about them. Send an email at the start of the year introducing yourself. Ask parents to tell you about their child. Periodically check in with parents to see how they feel things are going. Celebrate children! Meaningful Connections: What Parents Want When my children were younger, I wished … Read More