Aspiring Leaders Activate!

Joshua StamperBlog, Lead Better

TL;DR: Reflect on the upcoming school year to determine your goals. Share those goals with others to gain their support and collaborate on ways you could gain experience over the course of the year. Consider volunteering your time toward providing support to others. “Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. … Read More

Challenging the Status Quo When It Comes to Power!

Nilmini Ratwatte-HenstridgeBlog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Reflect Better

 TL;DR: Be brave and serve as an advocate for equity and inclusion. Be a lifelong learner. Hold positive intentions as we learn together Blog Reflection Questions: Who holds power in education? Why does this matter? How do we change the system with positive intention and navigate spaces? Happy New Year! It’s been a year since I started this educational journey. … Read More

The Gift of Leadership

Livia ChanBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: There are five aspects to the gift of leadership. We need to see potential, believe in others, nurture the skill, teach leadership explicitly, and then we must provide opportunities to empower them to lead. Leadership is a skill that needs to be developed. Just like all teachers are leaders, all students are leaders too. Notice, name, and nurture. Show … Read More

ISTE Standards for Educators

Debbie TannenbaumBlog, Engage Better, Reflect Better, Tech Better

TL;DR: It’s time to reflect on your use of the ISTE Standards. ISTE standards consist of Learner, Leader, Citizen, Collaborator, Designer, Facilitator, and Analyst. So far this year, we have discussed planning with INTENT and planning to CONNECT.  This month’s post takes those two posts and digs deeper. To begin with, it will strategically introduce you to another way to … 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