This is the third in a series of three posts. Check out Teams—Don’t Go It Alone and Teams—Build a Team to see the latest in the series!
Teams, in many ways, are like performance automobiles. It takes time to build one. There is great care and
How do we prepare teachers and kids for an unknown future? As school leaders, we have a responsibility to lead with the future in mind. This requires us to relate, innovate, and invigorate. No longer can school leaders focus on just one of these skills;
During my thirty plus years with educational leadership responsibilities, I had the opportunity to share work space, team projects, grant funded positions, and administrative roles. Typically, there is much enthusiasm during the first six weeks of the shared role. Sadly, the novelty soon wears off.
What’s your ultimate goal as an educator? You want to inspire your students to think. You want them to be able to express thoughts clearly. That’s exactly why you assign essays. Your students, however, don’t understand the purpose of essay writing and think writing essays
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – Traditional African proverb
To keep pace with today’s educational demands, teachers, principals, and superintendents work ardently to counteract the traditional structures that often keep them isolated in their practice.
Shared leadership requires trust, and trust requires that we deliver on our promises to each other and to ourselves. Teams that have a high level of trust are able to hold members accountable. But what do you do when a colleague, leader, or subordinate is
Look who’s joining school cultures!
A new generation has just started or is about to join the teaching crew: Generation Z. They bring with them their own beliefs, perceptions, and values affecting the way things are done. Getting ready to welcome them aboard may reduce culture
It is vitally important that we integrate deep learning strategies that keep the focus on analyzing student work and the impact of our teaching while using the time we have for co-learning in flexible ways. In Leading Collaborative Learning: Empowering Excellence (Corwin Press, 2016), we
This is a question that I have asked myself for many years. The importance of shared leadership is something that we have been discussing for some time. Who can argue with the concept of collaboration and shared leadership? Of course, we understand that top-down leadership