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

Confidence: The How and Why

Christine Ravesi-WeinsteinBlog, Teach Happier

TL;DR: The pandemic has caused many veteran teachers to feel like they are experiencing their first year all over again. Confidence soars when you are prepared and when you surround yourself with people who create a safe space for you to take risks. Risk-taking and asking for help will lead to gaining the confidence you seek. We’ve all heard the phrase, “fake … Read More

Labels Don’t Improve School Districts

Blaine AlexanderBlog, Lead Better

TL;DR: Relationships and communication improve school districts. The conversation shouldn’t be what label to give schools; it should be how we can help and support these districts. We must differentiate the process for helping lower-performing schools. Before you continue reading, I want to caution you that my blog this month is not going to make you feel like you are … Read More

4 Ways to Support New Staff in the Building

Rae HughartBlog, Lead Better

In this Post: New Teachers, New Custodians, New Front Office Leadership, or New Student Teachers Regardless of the type of new staff you are welcoming into your building this year, it is not enough just to welcome them into the building and hand them a key. They need more. Schedule a monthly donut stop! Consider a Quick Pop In! Every … Read More