Everyone Has An Eeyore: Leadership Lessons from the 100 Acre Wood

Jacie MaslykBlog, Innovate Better, Lead Better

In This Post: Leadership lessons from a favorite childhood cartoon: Winnie the Pooh! Practical ideas to promote positivity from your “Eeyore” staff members. Everyone’s tale of leadership starts in its own unique way.  Some stories are a wild adventure. Some might take complex pathways through an enchanted land, encountering twists, turns, and challenges.  Other leadership stories are light-hearted and feel … Read More

Teacher Ownership – It’s All About Autonomy

Brian FaulknerBlog, Innovate Better, Lead Better

In This Post: Welcoming new staff members with positivity and genuine support. Cultivating an environment that promotes teacher autonomy. The value of teachers taking risks! I remember the first time I attended a Project CRISS (Creating Independence through Student-owned Strategies) training as a teacher. I was on board and couldn’t wait for my students to take ownership of their learning. … Read More

5 Characteristics of Strong School Leaders

Chad OstrowskiBlog, Lead Better

> In This Post: The 5 qualities successful most school leaders have. 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 … Read More

4 Ways to Support New Staff in the Building

Rae HughartBlog, Lead Better

In this Post: New Teachers, New Custodians, New Front Office Leadership, or New Student Teachers Regardless of the type of new staff you are welcoming into your building this year, it is not enough just to welcome them into the building and hand them a key. They need more. Schedule a monthly donut stop! Consider a Quick Pop In! Every … Read More

53: Serve to lead. – Chris McGraw chats about having swagger while staying humble, making sure you’re filling yourself up in order to give to others, and all the bumps and bruises he’s learned from along the way.

Teach Better TeamTeach Better Talk Podcast

Listen to episode 53 of the Teach Better Talk Podcast with middle school principal Chris McGraw.

Middle school principal (Rae’s principal!), Chris McGraw, chats about having swagger while staying humble, making sure you’re filling yourself up in order to give to others, and all the bumps and bruises he’s learned from along the way. Chris shares what’s got him excited about education, and takes us on a laugh-filled look into the awesome culture he and his … Read More