Episode 31: Funky Flamingo Friday with Dave Schmittou

Darrin PeppardLeaning Into Leadership

How do you find the intersection of ability and motivation for your teachers and students? What happens when we learn that importance and happiness don’t always go hand in hand? Tune in to this conversation with Dr. Dave Schmittou about collective teacher efficacy to find out. That, plus your #PepTalk and more on this week’s show. MORE EPISODES

What’s the Focus?

Dave SchmittouBlog, Lead Better, Lesson Plan Better

TL;DR: Every school is different and has its own goals. We should be following research, but how do we sift through it to find what will help us meet our goals? Identify your values, focus on your strengths, and determine what will motivate the change. Different Schools, Different Goals I have an amazing job. I get the opportunity to travel … Read More

Lead Better: Honors Night

Raymond PortenBlog, Lead Better

TL;DR: Think about your legacy and the legacy of your school. What are you leaving behind? Know what motivates your people. Believe in your people and help them reach their goals. Honors Night In 2013, members of my family created a scholarship in honor of my grandparents. Both my grandparents were fixtures in our local high school. For 22+ years, … Read More

Fuel for the Fire

Aaron ElseBlog, Lead Better

TL;DR: The past few years have left me exhausted and lost, seeking other work. But I found my fuel—the kids. Keep looking for your fuel, and keep your fire burning. I am nearing retirement.  Six years away. It seems like forever away after the past few years. A past few years that included the most challenging years of my nearly … Read More