Tag Out

Dave SchmittouBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Instead of doing a walkthrough, administrators can do a tag out. This allows the teacher a chance to do a walkthrough in a room of one of their peers. With tag outs, educators get the time to learn from their peers. This provides them an opportunity to learn more than they might if they were being observed by an … Read More

Do We Have A Leadership Pool?

Steven WeberBlog, Lead Better

TL;DR: As the role of the administrator changes, districts need to reflect on the number of individuals in the district’s leadership pool. Keep in mind who are the next potential candidates to serve as principal or assistant principal. District leaders need to be intentional about developing leaders who will be ready to assume school leadership roles.  When you hear the … Read More

Education in a Post-Pandemic World

Steven WeberBlog, Lead Better

TL;DR: To prepare for education in a post-pandemic world, there are a number of questions that school teams should consider. These questions range from reflecting on how schools will look in the future, what we have learned about equity and the needs of our students, trauma-informed schools and classrooms, master schedules, social-emotional learning, and more. Uncertainty and disruption are two … Read More

5 Blind Spots For Principals

Steven WeberBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: A principal who is aware of blind spots will be better prepared to lead. Blind spots for principals include thinking change is a single event and that closing achievement gaps happens when we teach the standards, assuming families know what takes place in the school, thinking the principal is the only leader, and thinking technology is a magic solution. … Read More

3 Steps to Becoming a More Effective Teacher Leader

Latrese YoungerBlog, Lead Better

TL;DR: As a teacher leader, remember to show teachers how much you value their input and care about them as individuals. Initiate reflection and lead your team more effectively by encouraging innovation, leading with empathy, and allowing your core values to shine through. Defining Teacher Leadership As a literacy coach, I thought my position was about demonstrating how much more … Read More