Staff Meetings That Empower

Bobbie FrenchBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: There are numerous ways to conduct staff meetings that excite, engage, and empower your staff to learn and share their expertise to build capacity. Staff meetings should leave teachers feeling empowered. Highlight teachers during staff meetings and amplify their voices. Immerse teachers in an experience to model different ideas for them to try in their own classrooms. As a … Read More

Transparent Leadership

Sari Goldberg McKeownBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: It is important for leaders to be transparent, as it allows teams to come together easier and promotes authentic relationships. Keys to transparent leadership include sharing the whole story, asking questions, promoting sharing, tackling issues, encouraging individual voice, and consistent communication. The date was March 18, 2020, and I was facilitating my very first staff Zoom meeting. There are … Read More

Reflecting to Be a Better Leader

Jeff PrickettBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Be a better leader through journaling, exercise, accountability partners, and mindful practices. Leaders should ensure reflection is a part of their daily practice to stay at the top of their game. In a world deprived of time to breathe, face-to-face connections, space for people to think deeply, and to make smart, reflective decisions, I have to wonder how we … Read More

The Power of Empowerment

Sebastian SandersBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better

TL;DR: Teachers need to take a step into their students’ reality to truly understand them and see the world from their perspective. All students have the capability of being leaders in the classroom. The power of empowerment means encouraging our students to love themselves and be whatever they seek out to be. What does empowerment look like in your classroom? … Read More