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Where does our stress come from? It's not the job, or anything outside ourselves. Here's the scoop.
It's no secret that school leadership can be stressful. Kudos for having high standards and a great work ethic—that's what your students need from you. But working hard and pushing yourself to do as much as humanly possible on behalf of kids can really start to weigh on you.
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We do much of what we do as school leaders simply because it's expected. Not because we've carefully decided exactly how to spend our time, or carefully considered what leadership actions will have the greatest impact, but simply because we're supposed to. As much as we might want to be redesign ...
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Do we focus our energy on getting more of what's working? What do our "Willing Starters" need from us as leaders?
In general, I bristle at well-worn clichés, but one has always stuck with me in education: “Where there's a will there's a way.” In the hundreds of schools where I've worked, and the dozens more I've visited, I have come to see success less in terms of curriculum or policies (or even raw talent) ...
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A new survey finds that teachers and administrators are looking more favorably on the amount of students spend taking tests.
A new survey finds also finds that students are surprisingly supportive of tests, when they're being used to chart their learning and help them improve.
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Every day, it seems that new complaints about standardized testing and Common Core are hitting the media. Even comedian Louis C.K. has weighed in. Even if your school doesn't participate in standardized testing or Common Core, we need to be clear on our role as instructional leaders, ...
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Have a last-minute vacancy to fill? Here are 4 tips.
You may have started your hiring process months ago, even in January or February. You may have filled all the vacant positions. But then the “Can we talk?” meetings start. “I've decided that it's time to retire.” “My family is moving to another state.” “I decided to take another position.” ...
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Want to increase your productivity, but confused about where to direct your energy? Start here.
7 Focal Points for High-Performance Instructional Leadership. 7 focal points for Better Leadership. If you want to be a better school leader, where can you focus? We have plenty of opportunities, but they often get lumped together in unhelpful ways. Here are 7 key concepts that can help you sort ...
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If you have perpetual piles, here are 5 questions to ask yourself.
http://www.eduleadership.org/work-piling-up-5-ways-to-eliminate-backlogs/
Why do we keep up with some aspects of our work as instructional leaders, but fall far behind in others? It's not about priority, and it's not always even about urgency. Using the Four Quadrants to decide what's most important (if not the most urgent) is a start, but it won't solve our problem ...
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Why do some people seem like they're rocking it, making big things happen in their schools, while other principals can barely manage the day-to-day? The basic answer is, of course, productivity. High-performance leaders can simply accomplish more in the same amount of time.
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