Still Learning…Even Though I’m the Principal

Martin SilvermanBlog, Lead Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Even when you hold a leadership position, you still learn new things every day. Make sure your reasons for asking staff to produce something are clear and be sure to communicate the “why.” Even though I’m the principal, and have been doing this for a long time, doesn’t mean I don’t occasionally learn a lesson! I have a very … Read More

The Art of Reflection

Steven WeberBlog, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Reflection informs our thinking and supports continuous growth. Reflect on your priorities, core values, personal and professional goals, and determine your next steps. Tools for reflection include journaling, meditating, walking/hiking, art, sticky notes, exercise, blogging, and more. Fifteen weekly reflection questions for educators are shared. When teachers and students transitioned to remote learning, social distancing, and working from home, … Read More

Reflection Guides Continuous Improvement

Erik YoungmanBlog, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Reflection empowers deeper thinking that can guide discussions and continuous improvement. Questions to guide reflection for teachers, students, and both teachers/students are shared. Educators should be commended for empowering hope, optimism, courage, curiosity, and resilience during this unique school year.  This continues to be one of the most complicated and challenging times for education, but also an exciting opportunity … Read More