The Role of the Perpetrator, Victim, Bystander, and Upstander

Steven WeberBlog, Engage Better, Lead Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Teachers and administrators make multiple decisions each day. These decisions can have a long-lasting impact on a student. When making decisions as an administrator or school team, they should ask three questions about access, inclusion, and equity. There needs to be a sense of urgency to ensure we prepare each learner for the next level. We need to be … Read More

Finding Rest During These Times

Susan JachymiakBlog, Manage Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: You are making a difference by simply showing up and doing your best each day. It is okay to take a break. We need to take care of ourselves before we take care of others. When your mind takes a break to decompress, creativity flows better. Prior to the pandemic, I was a person who was always on the … Read More

Outward Focused Leadership

Steven WeberBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: It is common for educators in newly appointed leadership roles to share more about them than learn about the people they serve. They typically have an “Inward Focus.” As classroom teachers, the beginning of the school year tends to focus on students. They typically have an “Outward Focus.” Educators transitioning from teaching to administration should apply the same leadership … Read More

A Sense of Urgency

Steven WeberBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: There is a need for a sense of urgency as students return to school. We can focus on 11 areas by asking key questions mentioned below. Educators must focus on the unique needs of their school and the students they serve. “Transformational leadership starts with a calling, it stands on a cause, and then it breathes with urgency at … Read More