Strength, Not Weakness

Raymond PortenBlog, Lead Better

TL;DR: Asking for help and showing vulnerability shows strength, not weakness. It is important for leaders to model their expectations. As educators, we “are supposed to have all the answers.”  We are the people other people come to in order to get answers, learn, and grow. But what happens when we don’t have the answers?  What do we do when … Read More

Listening Matters

Melissa CunninghamBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: Sometimes all we need is someone who will listen to us. As an instructional coach, listening matters—it is essential for building relationships. Coaches should share ideas, but ultimately, the teacher needs ownership in developing an idea and implementing it. In the last coaching blog, we discussed the importance of relationships.  Relationships are the foundation for strong and effective instructional … Read More