5 Characteristics of Strong School Leaders

Chad OstrowskiAdministration, Blog

In This Post: The 5 qualities successful most school leaders┬áhave. 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 working … Read More

4 Ways to Support New Staff in the Building

Rae HughartAdministration, Blog

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 TeamPodcast

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

49: Make Connections – Frank Bellomo chats with us about the power of relationships, and why you don’t need to be the smartest person in the room.

Teach Better TeamPodcast

Listen to episode 49 of the Teach Better Talk Podcast with Frank Bellomo

Elementary principal, Frank Bellomo, chats with us about being on a mission with his team to improve the lives of kids. Frank talks about the power of relationships, why you don’t need to be the smartest person in the room, and the importance of not getting caught up in the negatives. Episode Highlights 2:50 – Frank introduces himself. 4:16 – … Read More

3 Mistakes Districts Make with Professional Development (PD) – Video

Chad OstrowskiAdministration, Blog, Video

3 Mistakes Districts Make With Professional Development - Video

How was your last professional development session? ´╗┐ Video Highlights Having worked with hundreds of districts around the country, we have seen some amazing PD sessions, and we’ve seen quite a few that just don’t work. What we’ve found is that most of those that don’t work, don’t work because of three key mistakes that districts make with PD. Districts … Read More