5 Shifts For Instructional Leaders

Steven WeberBlog, Lead Better

TL;DR: Instructional leaders can support teaching and learning by shifting the emphasis from grades to student understanding. Shift from an emphasis on academic content only to teaching both employability skills and academic content. Shift from assumptions to data analysis, from compliance to contribution, and from individual leadership to multiplying leaders. Instructional leaders are faced with change on a weekly basis. … Read More

5 Things Great Principals Do Differently

Steven WeberBlog, Lead Better

TL;DR: Great principals have the opportunity to lead by focusing on five key areas. Build relationships with all stakeholders by being present and investing in others. Communicate regularly by using social media. Be an instructional leader who leads the direction of school growth by supporting teachers and learners as well as uses data to inform the path for continuous improvement. … Read More

Labels Don’t Improve School Districts

Teach Better TeamBlog, Lead Better

TL;DR: Relationships and communication improve school districts. The conversation shouldn’t be what label to give schools; it should be how we can help and support these districts. We must differentiate the process for helping lower-performing schools. Before you continue reading, I want to caution you that my blog this month is not going to make you feel like you are … Read More

Data Collection: The Simple + Easy Way

Lindsay TitusBlog, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Grade Better, Lesson Plan Better

TL;DR: Data collection helps us make informed decisions for our students. Collaborating with a team to use data effectively is a powerful tool to guide our decisions. The steps for data collection include: understanding the why, collecting the data, checking in with the team, then analyzing and sharing the results. Data, as I’ve come to learn, is one of those … Read More