Schools Need an Instructional Leader

Steven WeberBlog, Lead Better

TL;DR:  While building school culture is important, principals also need to be instructional leaders who analyze data and have a clear vision, goals for learning, and a commitment to these goals. There are 7 questions to ask that will guide your practice as an instructional leader. “A school without clearly defined goals can be likened to a ship without a … Read More

Hiring the Right People Is Crucial for Your School Culture

Rob BreyerBlog, Lead Better

TL;DR: It is important to hire the right people who are great people, aligned with your vision, and support you. Consider whether they will buy into your vision and fit with your current staff. Ask deeper questions to find out! As an elementary school principal, I believe reflection on the work we do is key to our success. My entire … 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

Maintaining Positive Culture Even When Apart

Teach Better TeamBlog, Connect Better, Innovate Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: Classroom culture is something we all work hard to build and maintain. Steps and ideas to cultivate our classroom culture, even while apart. Realistic ideas and suggestions to connect with students, staff, and families from home. Classroom and school culture are massive components of our jobs as educators. It’s vital that we cultivate an environment where our students and … Read More