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

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

Highlights of 2020: In Case You Missed It

Teach Better TeamBlog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lead Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Self Care Better, Teach Further, Teach Happier, Tech Better

TL;DR: This post shares highlights of Teach Better blog posts in 2020. Categories for posts include pandemic teaching, self-care, instructional strategies, conversations, growth mindset, communication, and leadership. Pandemic Teaching 3 Ways to Support Students Virtually by Chelsea Nicolino 5 Ways to Support Students and Teachers Virtually and Maintaining Rigor through Distance Learning by Chad Ostrowski Key Considerations for Educators During … Read More

Getting the Best Out of Our Students in the ‘Worst’ of Times

Rob BurnsideBlog, Engage Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: Getting the best out of our students in the ‘worst’ of times means fostering learning cultures that embrace respectful discussion and discourse, learning the needs of your classroom and school, and providing great instruction. Committing to fostering cultures in schools that embrace diversity will help create future generations that build a better world. Educators have to teach students how … Read More

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