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4 Steps to Prepare for Departing Leadership

Anyone familiar with theater recognizes the concept of the understudy – the person who learns another’s role to be able to step in on short notice and play the part.  Preparing for sudden departures, turnovers, and the Silver Tsunami in education, means building the leadership capacity.  Planning for vacancies is an essential investment to avoid the costs Read the full article…

Safeguard your District’s Plans by “Thinking Things Through”

It has been said, “The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry,” – using a good process to vet those plans before implementation can help you to avoid problems by just “thinking things through.” Your plans for re-opening schools and beyond are emotionally charged, high stakes and, if done right so far, – Read the full article…

Teams Need the Right Tools to SOAR!

Now – maybe even more than ever- critical work of schools and districts is being done in teams.  Give those teams the right tools to soar! Collaboration almost always improves output quality, but the current environment has created some new team challenges and exacerbated some old ones.  Some challenges we are currently seeing include: Technology Read the full article…

Road Map for Successfully Reopening Schools

Have you ever wondered how Dorothy managed all the issues and concerns she encountered with the Wicked Witch of the West in the Wizard of Oz movie and actually made it to the Emerald City?  She and her cohort of the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion and the Tinman essentially had a yellow brick “road map” Read the full article…

A Simple Strategy for Cultivating the Silver Lining

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity.  An optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”  Winston Churchill National Geographic recently reported that air pollution makes Covid-19 more lethal, “but the pandemic has—temporarily—cleaned the skies.  How can this silver lining – the experience of cleaner air -offer lessons for the kind of world we want Read the full article…

4 Steps to Prepare Schools for Covid-19

A new coronavirus disease, now known as Covid-19, has infected over 110,000 people world-wide and killed more than 4,000. The majority of cases and deaths continue to be in China, but now we are seeing a significant jump in cases in Japan, South Korea, Italy, Iran, and the United States. More noteworthy, last week, schools Read the full article…

Leadership Development Key to Effective Decisions

Education leaders have a lot on their decision-making plates.  Many find decision making has become far more complex because of different levels of urgency and focus. Leaders routinely have to deal with issues as widely diverse as operations, instructional leadership, equity, and student safety.  Bandura (2000),  once stated “When faced with obstacles, setbacks, and failures, those Read the full article…

Innovators in Education: Continuous Improvement

The great innovators in history solve important problems that the world faces once in a lifetime.  The great INNOVATORS in EDUCATION solve important problems that student’s face on a regular basis.  In teaching, innovators in education are curious, they look for fresh approaches and tend to see a bigger picture than just their classroom. They Read the full article…

Top Blogs for Ed Leaders 2019

Our blogs are one way that we can share our experience in education and leadership and the great work that is being done districts by forward-thinking school leaders.  Check out our most read blogs of 2019: Initiative Overload:  Part 1 Can You Really Do It All? There is no shortage of worthwhile initiatives out there, Read the full article…

3 Simple Reflection Questions for Continuous Improvement

  End with the Beginning in Mind –As we close out the year, we tend to focus on what lies ahead – the holidays, plans for a new year, whatever it is that’s coming around the corner. But do we remember to reflect on our original goals?   New Year’s resolutions are famous for being broken Read the full article…