It's easy to write a vision statement. It's an altogether different task to create a vision. A vision compels, it empowers, it paints the future in living colors. Every organization has statements. Plans, goals, missions, vision statements, etc... But a statement is not the same as a vision. What's more, we need action that propels … Continue reading Vivid Vision: From School Vision to Action
The back to school season is one that is filled with hope and excitement. Each new school year brings opportunities to leverage fresh commitments and new perspectives. In this post, I'll share several back-to-school resources and strategies to help you engage your teams, teachers, and the local community at the start of the year. You … Continue reading Back to School Resources for Principals
It was one year ago today - May 1st, when Mafost Mashup begin. If you're a listener, thank you. Today, I'd like to share a few of the most popular topics and ideas that have spread since the birth of this little podcast. Three Communication Missteps https://open.spotify.com/episode/0h0LK7unnD3dykx1fyHk0H Also on Apple. Communication has a major impact … Continue reading May 1st, Podcast Anniversary for School Leaders
A few weeks ago, I sat down with Dr. Bryan Pearlman (follow him on Twitter) of the nonprofit organization Distinguished Schools of Mental Health and Wellness, and he shared his insights on: Finding a healthy balance between test scores and wellness.Effective ways to train teachers to support student mental health.How to support teachers' mental health and wellness.How … Continue reading Mental Health and Wellness in Schools
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August amnesia is soon coming to a campus near you. It's the "what did we say we were going to do" syndrome. My gut says everyone in school leadership has experienced this, maybe even you. I know I have as a teacher and an administrator. Here's a simple solution to remedy the amnesia. These strategies will … Continue reading End of Year Collaborative Reflections
Instructional leadership is an absolute necessity for any type of school improvement to occur. That said, it is not the starting point, nor the finish line to drastic and reliable school improvement.
Building a powerful school culture is not complicated - it only needs these five ingredients.