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5 Leadership Practices to Ignite 2019

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  What better time to reboot, revisit, revise, reflect, restructure, re-imagine, reinforce, and re-ignite your staff in preparation for a new year and a fresh start? Making a few simple questions a part of your day to day practice can help you ignite a culture of trust and Read the full article…

BBT Award Winners: “No Magic Bullets when faced with Achievement Issues”

“Without the ability to think critically and independently, citizens are easy prey to dogmatists, flimflam artists, and purveyors of simple solutions to complex problems” (American Association for the Advancement of Science, Project 2061) We all dream of the “magic bullet” – a solution that is concrete, easily understood, easy to implement, and 100% effective.  We Read the full article…

Practice makes Culture

There is no doubt that education leaders are paying more attention to “culture.”  Improving, changing, building, and driving school culture has become a much talked about subject – just take a look at some of the hashtags created around the topic #schoolculture, #edculture, etc.  But what exactly are you driving and building?  Culture reflects the Read the full article…

Band-Aids Won’t Solve Chronic Absenteeism

As schools strive for continuous improvement on key academic goals and to meet ESSA standards, attendance surfaces as an issue that may seem to be an easy fix at first glance.  However, it is the “the scope of attendance problems that schools encounter and the depth and diversity of student needs” that make solving the Read the full article…

“So, what do you think?”-A Simple Question with Big Impact

Sometimes one simple question can pack a lot of punch.  “What do you think?” is that kind of question.  Do you ask it of others?  Maybe you ask it regularly – or maybe you don’t ask it all because you think you need to have all the answers.  Maybe you ask it of a range Read the full article…

Golden Nugget Series: How to find more opportunities to facilitate

Good process facilitators understand that using process can get us better results, but often there are organizational or cultural barriers that can get in the way.  An unfocused approach can lead to premature conclusions, revisiting the same issue again and again, dead end paths and wasted time. Experience has taught us a lot of great Read the full article…

How to Make a Big Decision

In a recent opinion piece in the New York Times, the headline reads “How to Make a Big Decision-Have no fear. An emerging science can now help you choose.”  In fact, the science of making better decisions emerged in the 1950’s when Dr. Charles Kepner and Dr. Benjamin Tregoe, while working for the Rand Corporation, Read the full article…

Effective Listening: A Simple but Profound Skill

  New parents instinctively understand that a toddler’s loss of a teddy bear (or ice cream cone or favorite blanket) is a earth-shaking experience for them.    We try to empathize and not belittle their feelings – even while their reaction may work our last nerve.    But for some reason, when our kids get older, many Read the full article…

PD that Makes Sense for Everyone

The same professional development for your whole staff?  Can PD really take a one-size-fits-all approach? If we believe that collaboration increases our opportunities for success, what organization would not benefit by everyone in every position having the increased capacity to make better decisions and work through complex situations?  Even if the decisions or problems are Read the full article…

Drowning in Data-Starving for Knowledge

Nowadays we often have a surplus of data – but do we know what the information means -can we make sense of it? Often there is so much of it and it may or may not be in a usable form. Rationally, we know good data is essential for good problem-solving – but can’t we Read the full article…