Restorative Practices Roundup: 5 Leaders, 5 Stories
“RP has become increasingly important as a tool for educators who are struggling to meet the educational and social-emotional needs of children surviving a pandemic.”— Karen Webber
3 Steps to Intentional Instructional Leadership
“If I want to encourage students to excel, I have to equip teachers to excel – and that means working deliberately to provide my team with the tools, structures and support they need.”— Ranesia Edwards
It’s time to mathematize our schools
“School leaders like you have an important role to play in building a school-wide positive math culture, regardless of your own background in math. Research shows that the way adults talk about math powerfully shapes students’ math mindsets.”— Margie Pearse
As a first-generation college graduate, I make college readiness a priority for my students and families.
5 ways to build a school culture around future-readiness.
Leading anti-racist instruction means shining a light on unconscious bias with our teams
As you build your master schedule, take a tip or two from your fellow leaders.
This is part of a series on recruiting and retaining teachers of color, presented in collaboration with leader Sharif El-Mekki. The first post, on focusing on the prerequisites for recruitment, can be found here. The second post, on six steps for more inclusive hiring, can be found here. When I first became a principal, I […]
This is part of a series on recruiting and retaining teachers of color, presented in collaboration with leader Sharif El-Mekki. The first post, on focusing on the prerequisites for recruitment, can be found here. By now, most school leaders are familiar with the research that all students benefit when they learn from Black educators and […]
In conversations with folks who are newer to restorative practices (RP), I often hear that they’re familiar with the idea of restorative circles – but that’s it. And while restorative circles are valuable and transformative, the reality is that RP isn’t just about community-building or reforming your school’s approach to discipline. Restorative practices shift teachers’ […]
Teacher Appreciation Week is here! For leaders like you, showing appreciation doesn’t always have to involve elaborate gestures. It can be as simple as sharing heartfelt words or offering teachers the gift of time. Here are 7 ideas from leaders in the Principal Project community:
School leaders, are we giving teachers mixed messages about “self-care”? Here are 3 ways to get it right.
Today, I called a teacher to ask how she was doing. Halfway through the conversation, she stopped me and confessed, “I was dreading this phone call.” When I asked why, she said, “Because there are so many things I know I haven’t done yet, and I thought you were going to ask me for them.” […]
This is part of our series on supporting the capacity of leaders to foster the psychological safety and well-being of staff, in partnership with leaders in Virginia Beach City Public Schools. Check out Part 1 on building emotional capacity, Part 2 on meeting design and facilitation and the full deck of strategies. “If there was […]