TregoED Blog — Planning

3 Tips for Planning for Project Success

“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” Benjamin Franklin Big, multi-phased projects call for big, multi-phased planning.  But the planning does not have to be complicated, using a framework is a simple way to guide your project through the hurdles with strength and stamina.  In the days of virtual meetings, leaders are Read the full article…

Optimize American Rescue Plan Opportunities with Your Best Thinking

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 will bring an unparalleled amount of federal funds into our schools -what’s your plan? Money brings opportunities for innovation, restoration, and change. But what innovations or restorations or changes are needed? ? Before any of those questions can or should be answered there are plenty more to be 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…

Department/Organizational Action Planning:  Where the rubber hits the road

Developing a Strategic Plan that outlines your mission, vision and high-level goals for the next three to five years is an important task. But developing plans to ensure those goals are achieved, is where the rubber meets the road. No high-level goal will be realized until each department, school, and person, is clear on what Read the full article…

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…