Education’s Elephant in the Room

Christine Ravesi-WeinsteinBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: Silencing education’s elephant in the room by bringing attention to the responsibility of male leaders. The responsibilities of male leaders in a female dominated profession include initiating necessary conversations, being upfront, asking questions, listening, and summarizing points made in conversation to validate the other person. I grew up the youngest of four and the only girl. My mother tried … Read More

I’m Still Standing … Yeah, Yeah, Yeah

Blaine AlexanderBlog, Lead Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: Despite all of the obstacles educators face this year, they are still standing. Teachers are seeing the opportunities that lie among all of the challenges. School leaders should provide teachers with flexibility, support, grace, and encouragement. Now is the time to celebrate our teachers and support them in everything they do. Don’t you know I’m still standing better than … Read More

Finding the Slack to Unlock Upstream Thinking

Jeffery E. FriedenBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: Reflecting on a book study of Upstream: How to Solve Problems Before They Happen by Dan Heath, and the educational impacts of the book. Upstream thinking involves addressing problems before they even begin. When we focus all of our attention and energy on the problems right in front of us, our ability to plan and organize is diminished.  Instead … Read More

We Are the Change

Sebastian SandersBlog, Lead Better

TL;DR: This post provides motivation for educators as they begin one of the most challenging years in their career. Your students need you. Let them motivate you to overcome any obstacles. Introducing the Essential Skills Better blog series! We Are the Change: Making the Year a Success As the new school year begins and we welcome our kids back, we can’t … Read More

The Dream Team: Finding Your People In Education

Amanda PostBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: 10 tips to finding your people in education, including doing what is best for students, taking risks, being positive, planning and following through, and respecting others’ ideas. Having the support of colleagues can help encourage you to take more risks. The absolute last thing that someone wants is be involuntarily moved to a new grade level. Trust me, I … Read More