Why School Administrators Need to Embrace Social Media

Jeff GargasBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better, Tech Better

TL;DR: Your community is on social media now more than ever. If you’re not utilizing social media to communicate with students, stakeholders, and staff, you’re not using a potentially valuable tool. In the “new world” of COVID-19, people are turning to social media even more. You should be there. There is so much value in simply listening to your community. … Read More

New Leader, New School

Kathleen DeckerBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: The impact school leaders have on the entire school community. Troubling impacts of new leaders and inconsistency in leadership positions. A possible solution to the high turnover and trouble it causes. Each school has a unique culture of teachers and leaders who work to create a relationship of trust. When a leader changes, it can completely disrupt the culture … Read More

Finding the Right Speaker to Connect with your Staff

Rae HughartBlog, Engage Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: Choosing a speaker for your staff is a big decision. Tips and strategies to choose the right speaker to kick off back to school, and carry the message throughout the year. District leaders often bring in an educational speaker to kick off the year or assist when launching new initiatives. Frankly, I love this stuff. One of my favorite … Read More

Fluff Ain’t Enough But it has a Time and Place

Rae HughartBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: Fluff ain’t enough in our classrooms, but it certainly has it’s time and place. FLUFFy ideas to take back to your schools next school year. I am the first to argue “Fluff ain’t enough” in a classroom. In a world of educators sharing inspirational stories, crafting lessons on neon paper, and swapping the cutest fonts, I wonder sometimes if … Read More