Designing an Effective In-School Suspension Program

Perhaps more frequently than ever before, administrators choose an in-school suspension over the out-of-school alternative. There are many reasons for this choice, but perhaps the most obvious is the academic advantage of keeping a student within a supportive learning environment. When a student is removed completely from the school a wonderful learning opportunity is potentially lost. […]

The Many Faces of Leadership

This first couple weeks of school I have really wanted to be as visible as possible, to both students and faculty. This means not only am I present during all student passing times and lunch periods, I’m also trying to pop into as many classes as possible. Doing this helps me understand interactions between all […]

Characteristics of a Good Leader [Infographic] – Business 2 Community

Effective leadership is paramount for any organization in today’s world.  As innovation and connectivity make the world more competitive than ever, leadership can be the determining factor in which organizations make it, and which don’t.  Good leadership can make or break an organization no matter what industry you’re in.  If a leader is lacking more than one of any […]

Are You a Leader or Manager? | Connected Principals

Most school districts claim to want to move from good to great, become world class, become a 21st century district, or fill in the slogan blank.  Getting past the cliches (and the fact that we’re 14 years into the 21st century already), effective implementation of these transformations/progressions requires progressive thinking and leadership.  Doing things the […]

Five Traits of a Good Educational Leader | Concordia University – Portland online

There are several traits educators should strive for to become good leaders. Just like administrators, teachers need to set a good example and, although they are not the leader of the school, they are the leader of the classroom, and this is a very important role. The following are five of the most important characteristics […]

The Most Successful Leaders Do 15 Things Automatically, Every Day – Forbes

Leadership is learned behavior that becomes unconscious and automatic over time.  For example, leaders can make several important decisions about an issue in the time it takes others to understand the question.   Many people wonder how leaders know how to make the best decisions, often under immense pressure.  The process of making these decisions comes from […]

A Lesson Learned About School Leadership – Global Learning

By Anthony Jackson on March 7, 2013 5:51 AM The latest MetLife Survey of the American Teacher focused on the challenges of school leadership. The opinion data shows that job satisfaction among principals and other leaders is at a 25-year low. Most of the dissatisfaction is attributed to outside pressures. Academically speaking, one of those […]

Top 5 Characteristics of a Leader

Author: Jessica Hurford Job hunting these days can be frustrating: countless hours spent online searching for job openings, formatting and re-formatting your resume, followed by endless interviews. If you’re looking for a career in a management position you must be prepared to show that you possess certain traits deemed important for those in a leadership […]

5 Things Remarkable Leaders Do to Succeed – PM Hut

5 Things Remarkable Leaders Do to Succeed By Michael Stanleigh Remarkable leaders have a vision and are able to use strong critical thinking skills to influence and bring about positive change. They are successful change managers and innovators who are able to generate success by building strong team performance. Strategic Planning “A leader is best […]

6 powerful strategies for paradigm-shifting teacher PD | Connected Principals

As educators and leaders, we need to re-think every aspect of our professional practice to consider ‘could we be doing this better?’ Here is a brain-dump of the 6 most powerful strategies that I have used or in which I have participated. 1. Use a ‘hands-on’ approach that teaches team work I want the teachers […]

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“The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.”

- John Maxwell