School Restructuring and Transformation

Blaine AlexanderBlog, Lead Better

TL;DR: It is time to begin conversations about school restructuring and transformation. We need to bring everyone to the table to begin conversations about reinventing what schools should look like.  Teachers and students deserve it. School Restructuring and Transformation You are given the task of reinventing or restructuring what schools look like.  Would the result mirror our schools’ current reality?  … Read More

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