Intentionally Supporting Your Staff All Year Long

Martin SilvermanBlog, Lead Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: School leaders should be intentional all year when facilitating positive school culture. Supporting your staff all year long means you need to treat each part of the year differently. In the beginning of the year, develop routines, build relationships, and get to know where everyone is academically. The time of the year approaching spring break is a great time … Read More

Developing School Culture No Matter Who You Are

Martin SilvermanBlog, Connect Better

TL;DR: When hiring new staff, consider those who move your vision forward.  Non-teaching staff members (counselors, librarians, paraprofessionals, custodians, etc.) play a big role in developing school culture. Parents and community members are vital to the building of school culture.  My assistant principal is involved in a book study for a book that is based on the premise that you … Read More

Posts Beyond the Principal’s Account

Bryan ZwemkeBlog, Connect Better

TL;DR: Posts beyond the principal’s account should involve all staff and students. Involve all staff when creating posts for social media. Share curriculum information so stakeholders understand what is going on at school. Coordinate with coaches and club sponsors to ensure all groups are being represented equally on social media. Get students involved with sharing news on social media. If … Read More

Getting the Best Out of Our Students in the ‘Worst’ of Times

Rob BurnsideBlog, Engage Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: Getting the best out of our students in the ‘worst’ of times means fostering learning cultures that embrace respectful discussion and discourse, learning the needs of your classroom and school, and providing great instruction. Committing to fostering cultures in schools that embrace diversity will help create future generations that build a better world. Educators have to teach students how … Read More