Students Want Adults Who Care

Blaine AlexanderBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: Students don’t want adults who dispense information. They want adults who care. Create thought-provoking learning experiences for students and avoid lecture-style teaching. Make learning relevant for students by connecting what they are learning to the real-world. If building relationships with students is difficult for you, start by talking to students about their lives. I sat speechless in a grade-level … Read More

Be Innovative When It Comes To School Leadership

Dave SchmittouBlog, Lead Better, Video(s)

Video Highlights: Dave Schmittou shares some helpful ideas and thoughts when it comes to being the leader your staff, community, and school needs. = [scroll down to keep reading] About Dave Schmittou Entering his twenty-first year in education, Dave has earned a reputation for being a disruptor of the status quo, an innovator, and a change agent. Having served as … Read More

The Standards of Our Schools

Taylor ArmstrongBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: The curriculum should be the product of our process and not the driver of it. Our students are the standards of our schools. We cannot begin to write a curriculum if we do not first know how to take care of those that it will impact the most. If you have been in education for more than 5 minutes, … Read More

How to Effectively Lead and Manage Change

Blaine AlexanderBlog, Lead Better

TL;DR: School leaders can effectively lead and manage change by communicating why change is necessary. School leaders should involve team members in the change process, and explain and articulate what the change will look like. Leaders put the needs of their people first by providing support and helping them navigate through the process. By not possessing a domineering personality as … Read More

Leaders Are People, Not Positions

Raymond PortenBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: Everyone is a leader with or without an official title. Start to see yourself as one, and act on ideas to make it happen. Everyone has the opportunity to be a role model and the power to lead. Don’t wait. Just start and take the first step. When you look at a school, who do you look at as … Read More