How to Effectively Lead and Manage Change

Blaine AlexanderBlog, Lead Better

TL;DR: School leaders can effectively lead and manage change by communicating why change is necessary. School leaders should involve team members in the change process, and explain and articulate what the change will look like. Leaders put the needs of their people first by providing support and helping them navigate through the process. By not possessing a domineering personality as … Read More

Everlasting Time

Megan AndersonBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better

TL;DR: Writing is a time to inspire others, and it can serve as a tool for reflection. Consider what timeless, thought-provoking message of passion, vision, and love you can engrave in the hearts of your students. “For some, ‘time’ passes slowly. An hour can seem like an eternity. For others, there was never enough. For Jesse Tuck, it didn’t exist.” … Read More

Grit Growth Progression Journey

Erik YoungmanBlog, Lead Better

TL;DR: “Grit Growth” empowers learners to focus on their grit while also being cognizant of their growth. The “Grit Growth Progression Journey” is a sequence of events, opportunities, behaviors, and responses that can empower reflective realization that grit enhances growth.  Grit and growth impact performance.  Grit can be defined as perseverance, courage, bravery, and passion—it can have a positive impact … Read More

Layering Stories into Learning

Lauren M. KaufmanBlog, Connect Better

TL;DR: Stories are windows into the soul and into our experiences. Educators should intentionally create spaces for learners to share how they view the world. Embed stories into your classroom by linking a personal story to what you are saying, allowing learners to connect their own stories to a learning experience, and allow learners to share connections with peers to … Read More