Strong Instructional Leadership

Creating Leadership Opportunity

The famous quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson says, “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” Ralph Waldo Emerson Yet, that’s not the only leadership advice we have. During the month of November, we delved deeply into the topic of Creating Leadership Opportunity. With […]

School Leadership, Empowerment & Frogs

This week’s #822Chats were hosted by Jason Salhaney and focused on school leadership in two specific areas: Empower others to find their passions. Doing the Tough Stuff (Eating that Frog) In previous chats, we discussed qualities of effective school leaders and why is followership important for school leaders. This chat is about digging deeper in school leadership. Here are the top tweets. […]

What is a Compelling Vision?

Vision and mission statements give schools starting points and an overall direction of where they want to be in the future. A vision statement is the public declaration used to point toward goals or future reform. Few schools move forward without a vision. Or do they? There is a difference between a vision and a compelling vision. […]

Qualities of Effective School Leadership

Effective school leaders possess a blend of effective communication, empathy, honesty, passion for students, but they’re not simply focused on results. Among to most commonly mentioned qualities, emotional intelligence and situational awareness ranks the highest. Very rarely do school leaders, principals, or teachers report curriculum or instructional leadership as a quality of an effective school […]

Celebrating Strengths

This week’s #822chat was on fire again! The tribe is connecting, discussing, and sharing some amazing ideas. The theme for December is gifts. How to find them. How to celebrate them. Our recent chat addressed how to celebrate strengths. How do you celebrate the strengths of your team? Here are the top Tweets from Saturday December […]

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