What’s Your Superpower? Mine Is Teaching!

Nilmini Ratwatte-HenstridgeBlog, Innovate Better, Lesson Plan Better

TL;DR: In 2020, educators had on their “superhero” outfits to bring about an educational revolution. Superpower traits that were discovered last year involve striking a balance, creating empowering lessons with student input, discovering your network, digital learning platforms, technology, learning what you don’t know, connecting, being yourself, gathering feedback, and embracing change. As 2021 starts, a new year with new … 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

Leading By Empowering Blog Series

Livia ChanBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better

Leading By Empowering Series Overview Unless you have an official title, you may not consider yourself to be a leader…yet. May we challenge you to believe that as an educator, you ARE a leader. Don’t be fooled by the title of this course. This is not only for those who hold a title but also for any educator who works … Read More

They Don’t Want Your Answers; They Want Your Support

Dave SchmittouBlog, Lead Better

TL;DR: As a school leader, those you serve don’t just want your answers, they want your support. Show your support by being a part of the school, delegating to empower, and celebrating risks. “They” don’t really need you to tell them what to do. “They” don’t even really need your permission. Who is “they”? They are the people you are … Read More

Positive Leadership Strategies

Matthew JosephBlog, Lead Better

TL;DR: Qualities of positive leadership include enthusiasm, optimism, creating unity, leading with purpose, and pursuing excellence. Your attitude is your superpower in becoming a positive and effective leader. In today’s fast-paced and rapidly changing educational atmosphere, leaders and districts need to create positive work environments for their staff. Although this is challenging for every leader, it’s critical to navigate these … Read More