Reinventing Culture | Episode 26 with Dr. Courtney Plotts

Brad HughesGood News Brad News Podcast

Dr. Courtney Plotts is a dynamic keynote speaker, author and professor. Dr. Plotts is the National Chair of the Council For At-Risk Student Education and Professional Standards, the country’s only organization that provides standards for working with marginalized and nontraditional students in Kindergarten to college. Her role as National Chair includes training, consulting, and research. Her subject matter expertise has … Read More

Making the Shift from “Getting by” to “Getting BETTER”

Dana GoodierBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Change your mindset from finishing the year by just getting by. Instead, recognize what you learned and how you’ve gotten better. Reflect on how you have improved this year, how you have learned from others, what you’ve learned from PD opportunities offered. Don’t go back to “just surviving” in education. Work together to be better together. Recent interview with … Read More

Beyond the Desk Leadership

Rob BreyerBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: This time of year is interview season, when more aspiring leaders are named principal. Once named, the work begins. There’s a lot to do before school opens for all principals, seasoned and new! Be present and involved in your school. Be an active leader. Move beyond the desk to work side by side with teachers. Suggestions to help all … Read More

First-Year Assistant Principal: Pandemic Style

Tyson GardinBlog, Lead Better, Manage Better

TL;DR: The pandemic caused uncertainties at the beginning of the school year, but leaders must still lead by figuring out a plan to serve and keeping students at the center of our focus. Effective leadership means you communicate regularly, listen attentively, offer empathy and support, and meet people’s needs with flexibility and adaptability. Courageous, strong leadership is necessary to ease … Read More