Author: Matt Foster

Ready or Not, Change is Here

Change leadership is a term that’s been around for quite some time. Heck, Who Moved My Cheese? (*Amazon Link), is a classic MBA quick read, but we are living in a time of change that has nothing to do with moving a block of cheese. It has everything to do with replacing the entire menu! […]

Leading With Self-Care

Is it possible that “we” have invested 2-3 decades of leadership training promoting the idea of servant leadership to the effect that we’ve under emphasized the importance of self-care? Maybe. Giving to others. Addressing others’ needs. Serving. These are essential school leadership attributes, but so is self-care. Have you heard about the new online learning […]

What is the New Meaning of Student Progress?

Times have changed us. We have changed. Our learning communities have changed. And it’s all happened at a pace that we’ve never experienced before. That’s why this month’s #822chat topic is focused on student progress, what does it mean in our current times? #822chatA1: Let’s begin with a new definition of “progress” appropriate to the […]

822Chat is Back with New Services!

Our second night of #822chat for 2020 is tonight! Plus, you now have two more ways to connect: Principals’ Seminar 822Chat Insiders Principals’ Seminar First is the special announcement of a partnership between Principal Tribe and Nohea – a project designed specifically for new principals called Principals’ Seminar. Today Principals’ Seminar released a small piece […]

822 Insiders, Deeper Connections

Deeper connections are coming to #822chat! The world’s fastest and most energetic Twitter chat is creating a new format for richer ongoing professional and social connections. Become one of the 822Chat Insiders! What is 822Chat Insiders? This is an online community for educational leaders like you who believe in the power of a network. It […]

What is High-Quality Teaching?

What is High-Quality Teaching, why does it matter, and how’s it different than best practice? Really. In a practical sense. This was the topic of #822chat during the month of October, and many educators gave amazing insights. High-Quality Teaching Defined High quality teaching has many characteristics. Among the top are: Student Control Student Exploration Student […]

An Empowering Mission

This week’s #822chat focused on the empowering mission. A school mission that builds confidence, liberates creativity, and supports the induction of new teachers. Our special host was Aubrey Patterson former superintendent and CEO. In this post we share the top Tweets on the two questions: How does a focused mission build confidence and liberate the […]

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