5 Characteristics of Strong School Leaders

Chad OstrowskiAdministration, Blog

In This Post: The 5 qualities successful most school leaders┬áhave. Ideas on how to become a more successful leader in your school – no matter your position! Being a school leader is about more than a title or position. It’s about imparting change and leading the vision of a school, class, or department. And it’s not always easy. In working … Read More

6 Effective Communication Strategies for Mentoring Student Teachers (Video)

Jeff GargasAdministration, Blog, Video

Video Highlights: Rae Hughart shares the who, what, where, when, why, and how of effective communication. We are always striving to build better relationships so we can better communicate. Make sure you are as clear as possible. Look at who’s involved. Plan for the “when.” When does it make the most sense? What’s your focus? What are you talking about? … Read More

3 Questioning Strategies For Student Teachers

Rae HughartAdministration, Blog, Engagement

In This Post: Teacher mentors have a responsibility to facilitate reflective discussions. Consider utilizing Webb’s DOK to scaffold your reflective questioning. Questions to consider asking related to curriculum. Questions to consider asking related to creativity. Questions to consider asking related to connections. Questioning is an essential element of learning. Mentors have a responsibility – an obligation – to facilitate reflective … Read More

Preparing for a Successful Open House

Anna Grace WaddellAdministration, Blog, Class Management, Engagement

While we are supposed to be sitting at home, reading a book that has been sitting on our night stand since early spring or floating in a body of somewhere with a drink adorned with a small umbrella, many of us are already brainstorming all the ways that this next school will be better. Because of course you are! Often … Read More

How Districts Should Be Using Social Media

Chad OstrowskiAdministration, Blog, Engagement, Innovation, Technology

In this Post : Social Media is a way to connect with more then just other educators, but your stakeholders too! Send out Daily/Weekly Updates Consider hosting your next Staff Development opportunity on a new platform Don’t just read morning announcements, post them for others to read too! A connected community is a supportive one We talk a lot about … Read More