Be More KNOWABLE Than KNOWLEDGEABLE

Dave SchmittouBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: As a leader, it’s not always just about what you know, but it’s about who you are as a person. Leaders are models for teachers, who all are models for students. As a leader, you don’t need to know everything, but others must know you. Be more KNOWABLE than KNOWLEDGEABLE. It’s not about having THE answer; it’s about allowing … Read More

School Leaders in a Pandemic

Noor AliBlog, Lead Better

TL;DR: School leaders across the nation are thanklessly navigating unchartered territory as they manage schools amidst the pandemic. Parents, teachers, school leaders, and other school staff are all struggling; everyone needs understanding during this time. Over the last nine months, life has been hard for teachers, students, and parents across the nation. Our social media feeds are a testimony to … Read More

Pandemic Leadership: Leading Through the Eyes of Teachers

Blaine AlexanderBlog, Lead Better

TL:DR: Pandemic leadership is a new experience for all leaders; you likely won’t find tips in your bag of experiences. Necessary pandemic leadership qualities include supporting teachers, being transparent and open with teachers, and understanding that self-care is not a sign of weakness. In your best Sophia Petrillo imitation: “Picture it; March 2020…Everywhere… Along came COVID.” (Feel free to sing … Read More

Positive Leadership Strategies

Matthew JosephBlog, Lead Better

TL;DR: Qualities of positive leadership include enthusiasm, optimism, creating unity, leading with purpose, and pursuing excellence. Your attitude is your superpower in becoming a positive and effective leader. In today’s fast-paced and rapidly changing educational atmosphere, leaders and districts need to create positive work environments for their staff. Although this is challenging for every leader, it’s critical to navigate these … Read More

I’m Still Standing … Yeah, Yeah, Yeah

Blaine AlexanderBlog, Lead Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: Despite all of the obstacles educators face this year, they are still standing. Teachers are seeing the opportunities that lie among all of the challenges. School leaders should provide teachers with flexibility, support, grace, and encouragement. Now is the time to celebrate our teachers and support them in everything they do. Don’t you know I’m still standing better than … Read More