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My latest article: How can you get out of work that doesn't seem to have much impact? And do it in a respectable way?
Scope creep. “Other duties as assigned.” Coverage. Little tasks and duties get added to our calendars, and over time, this can take up quite a bit of a principal's week. We're all team players and don't want to ask our staff to do anything we wouldn't do ourselves…but sometimes we end up ...
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A great article on how to make your to-do list more meaningful and thus useful:
https://todoist.com/blog/2014/04/how-to-add-real-value-to-your-to-do-list/
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Are Your Duties Interfering with Your Responsibilities? http://ow.ly/rNPY4
As leaders, we spend some of each day—perhaps more than we'd like—on various duties, rather than on new work. Think of all the duties that fill your calendar: Lunch duty. Hallway duty. Sporting events. Ceremonies. Routine meetings that just need an administrator to be present. Recess duty.
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Drawing the Line on Stress http://ow.ly/rCYRc
Yesterday, I wrote that we shouldn't see stress as a status symbol, and that stress can come from a mismatch between the situation we face and our level of skill. But stress can also come from having far too much to do—which probably sounds familiar if you're a school administrator.
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Why Zero Emails is a Good Goal for Your Inbox http://ow.ly/rrzDw
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The Recency Heuristic: Sort By Date http://ow.ly/q3FGE
Since we have more important work to do, we want the mundane task of finding stuff to be as effortless as possible, don't we? There's a simple way to make it easier to find what you're looking for, on a computer or in hardcopy. Because it's not the traditional way of organizing information, ...
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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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The FitBit-ification of Professional Growth
"The quantified self" is all the rage in personal fitness. What behavioral data are you collecting on your work as a leader, and who are you sharing it with? Let me know in the comments.
http://www.eduleadership.org/the-fitbit-ification-of-professional-growth/
Sure, you have colleagues that you're close with. But are they involved with your professional growth? I asked a few colleagues a question about their PLNs (Personal Learning Networks) via email today, and my inbox exploded with enthusiastic responses. (I was asking if people would be interested ...
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The Parable of Billy Bonsai, or Why We Need to Manage Expectations http://ow.ly/rQnfp
“Managing expectations” doesn't sound like an inspiring act of leadership, does it? It reminds us of people who don't want us to expect too much, because they don't want to work very hard. But that connotation can make us lose sight of the fact that managing other people's expectations—and our ...
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The Stress Equation http://ow.ly/rHCgv
Stress isn't a status symbol, and we have to draw the line somewhere—so that what we commit to doing, we can do successfully. As a school leader, the number of things you could be doing to improve your school is infinite. There's always another teacher to coach, another student to check in with, ...
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How to Handle “To Read” Emails http://ow.ly/rtXHF
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How Principals Can Reduce Teacher Turnover http://ow.ly/qaFIQ
A range of factors influences teacher retention, according to Ingersoll's research, but he tells me that the way administration deals with both students and teachers has a “huge effect” on teacher satisfaction. He cites this as being one of the potential ways to keep teachers without spending ...
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