5 ways to make Black history part of your year-round leadership

by Sharif El-Mekki  |  2.16.24

As educational leaders, we play a crucial role in shaping the narrative of Black History Month within our schools. While teachers spearhead Black History Month classroom lessons during February, it’s our responsibility to integrate Black history meaningfully into our school-wide vision and foster a commitment to anti-racist education and equity. I’ve been thinking about this […]

3 ways to develop and support math educators right now

by Kara Imm  |  2.7.24

As a K-12 STEM educator who partners with schools, districts and networks to develop inclusive, responsive and engaging mathematics for kids, I get to work with so many different teachers and teacher teams. Without a doubt, this is a challenging time to choose teaching or to renew one’s commitment to teaching. So I am sensitive […]

Teacher voice: 3 ways principals can create conditions for joy

by Tiffany Scott  |  1.19.24

Serving as a school leader must be so demanding. I’ve not experienced first hand what it feels like to sit in the principal’s seat. As an educator however, I have experienced the incredible power principals have to make teachers feel cared for and valued as human beings, not just as teachers. I wanted to share […]

5 ways to create a culture of joy – for teachers and yourself

by Erika Garcia-Niles  |  1.2.24

5 ways to create a culture of joy – for teachers and yourself

Teachers need more time. Here’s how we make it.

by Erika Garcia-Niles  |  11.16.23

This is my 25th year in education, and I spent 20 of those years as a teacher. I loved being a teacher. I loved working with kids. When I decided to pursue school leadership, I promised myself I’d keep students at the heart of every decision. But the more I have learned about principal leadership, […]

5 leaders, 5 tips: Getting your team excited about professional learning

by Your Principal Project Colleagues  |  11.8.23

You and your fellow school leaders have let us know: One thing that makes your team truly great is their investment in growing their practice to inspire students! But during weeks when teacher workloads feel heavy or student engagement lags, it can be harder for your staff to find energy for new professional learning and […]

The lifelong impact of a Black educator

by Otis Kitchen  |  9.8.23

When you’re a young Black student, meeting a Black male educator allows you to literally see success personified. It changes your outlook on what’s possible. You see someone who looks like you making a difference, and you can aspire to make a difference, too.

2 ways I promote powerful teacher-coach collaborations

by Latreicia Allen  |  7.11.23

Why I put teacher-coach collaborations at the heart of my instructional plans – and why it works!

One key difference between evaluation and coaching

by Matt Renwick  |  6.12.23

How we leaders can use coaching principles to support whole-team instructional growth

What I’ve learned about setting coaching partnerships up for success

by Stephanie Howell  |  6.5.23

To get the most out of classroom observations, and give powerfully effective feedback, ask yourself: How well do you know your team?

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