TregoED Blog — Planning

Start 2018 Right: Avoid the Pitfalls of Failed Resolutions

Each year, the transition from one year to the next provokes reflection, optimism, and goal-setting. Around this time, we not only consider resolutions we failed to meet, we anticipate the year ahead and resolve to meet new goals.  No matter what, the new year is a new beginning – a time to start fresh.   Some Read the full article…

Why “Why” is so Important

“Why? Because I said so!” Whether or not you have used this reasoning before, you cannot get through life without hearing it. It is often the answer of a frustrated parent, who is just too tired or too time-crunched to explain, or sometimes, they just may not have a good why! Leaders sometimes communicate this Read the full article…

3 Tips to Implement Change like a Well-Oiled Machine

Certainly, anyone in education can identify with Heraclitus’s quote; “change is the one constant that we all face – and yet it is the one thing that many fear.” Change, when just foisted upon us, can cause a torrent of other problems….sort of like when you change one thing on your computer and the next Read the full article…

Summertime Planning ensures Success in your New Position

Summertime is a time of transition for all of us in education.  Kids change grades and teachers, teachers change students and activities, administrators change staff members, curriculums and policies.  All of us spend at least some of the summer thinking about the changes that are to come to ensure that those transitions go smoothly. For Read the full article…

5 Questions help Leaders “Teach them to Fish”

Written by Dr. Christopher Manno You’re faced with complex circumstances? You’re contemplating numerous alternatives from which to choose? You’ve decided on a course of action, and are considering how to ensure success. Outcomes are not as expected, and you need to know why. You are a leader with a revolving door of team members seeking assistance, Read the full article…

Tough Technology Decisions Part 2: The Challenges

This is part 2 of our series about handling complex technology decisions based on the interviews of school leaders David Blattner, Chief Technology Officer and Executive Director for Media and Virtual Learning at Iredell Statesville Schools in North Carolina, John Guyer, Executive Director of Technology at Summit Academy Management, a free public non-profit Academy for Read the full article…

A To-Do List for a Grand Re-opening!

Yesterday I visited a school principal who was in his office, despite being on vacation, because there is just so much to do.  He kept apologizing for “the mess” – which was not really a mess at all, it was just the business of transitioning a school from summer activities to fall.  Summer, a time Read the full article…

What’s your Next Play?

Isn’t it amazing how often we get so caught up in the moment, we do not think about what is coming next?   Sometimes it may be a crisis, but other times it may be something that just takes your breath away – like actually getting the technology grant! Coach K ( Mike Krzyzewski)   of the Read the full article…

A New Year – A Knew You????

So, it is that time.  The dawn of 2014.  We are going to make our resolutions (or, as the latest AT&T commercial says – “revolutions”) for the New Year.  So what does that really mean?  Oh – we are going to lose weight (survey says the #1 resolution each year).  Or – exercise regularly (survey Read the full article…

Back to School Game Plan—“Job 1”!

No successful NFL coach would start the season without making sure that the entire team had a comprehensive understanding of the “game plan”.  Equally important, he would make sure that the players had the necessary skills to succeed. Question:  Do district leaders have a similar responsibility for assuring that the staff is in a position Read the full article…