Educational Initiatives: Taking Your Staff from Stressed to Strategic

Chad OstrowskiBlog, Lead Better

TL;DR: Set teachers up for success by limiting the number of new educational initiatives. Allow for flexibility with what is being introduced and how it is being used. Provide teachers with adequate time and support for them to be successful. Click here to watch Chad’s vlog on this topic! Let’s Be Honest… Getting instructional or educational initiatives off the ground … Read More

Go Slow to Go Fast

Steven WeberBlog, Lead Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Common concerns involving district initiative implementation include initiative fatigue, lack of time, failure to communicate, and lack of results. Supporting teaching and learning requires a thoughtful planning stage followed by a thorough implementation process. To find success with district initiative implementation, go slow to see long-term results. One of the main barriers to student understanding and school transformation is … Read More

Breaking Down Why District Initiatives Break Down

Chad OstrowskiBlog, Lead Better, Professional Development

Breaking Down Why District Initiatives Break Down - Chad Ostrowski

In This Post: The sad truth is, most district initiatives fail. There are common mistakes that are typically to blame for district initiatives failing, and they can be avoided. Start small, plan long-term, involve all stakeholders, provide follow-up, and choose the right provider, and you’ll be off to a better start, with your initiative much more likely to succeed. We’ve … Read More

5 Mistakes Districts Make When Rolling Out a New Initiative

Jeff GargasBlog, Lead Better

5 Mistakes School Districts Make When Rolling Out a New Initiative

How did your last district initiative implementation go? If we’re being honest, probably not as well as you had hoped, right? It’s okay…it’s not you. The truth is, most new initiatives don’t go all that well. We see it all the time, working with districts across the country. A new idea comes along, it seems to be the perfect tool … Read More