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Nov 15

It’s Not About You

Leadership

If you really want to build true accountability in your school, then you must commit to strategic conversations with teachers. I believe that. But, as I continue to discover in my own work on school boards and some of the schools I serve, practicing what I preach is pretty hard. It is a lot easier to avoid […]

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Oct 25

Why Traditional Accountability Doesn’t Work

Leadership

Okay, here’s another embarrassing story about when I first became an administrator. I only ask that you remember how naïve I was back then and please be kind. When I was a new administrator and eager to make an impact on the teaching and learning at my school.  I thought that in order to exercise my […]

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Oct 02

How To Find Time To Get Into More Classrooms

Leadership

If you’re like me, finding time to get into classrooms is a real struggle. You’ve read all the time management tips and hacks out there… You’ve tried to “put the big rocks first” and block off time in your schedule… You’ve set ambitious goals such as “get into 5 classrooms per day…” And each day, something comes up that […]

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Sep 20

How To Know Exactly What Feedback To Give Every Single Time

Leadership

Have you ever gone into a classroom where the instruction was soooo bad, you weren’t sure where to start? Me too. In fact, I used to really struggle to give teachers – particularly struggling teachers – meaningful feedback, especially when there was so much about their practice that needed work. How do you give struggling teachers feedback that […]

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Sep 06

The Anatomy of a Good Feedback Conversation

Leadership

You’ve finally found it . . . You see, I often get asked for a script for conducting feedback conversations with teachers. And while I can’t give you a word-by-word script for each feedback conversation you face this year, I can give you a Feedback Conversation Framework that we teach here at Mindsteps. It is pretty failsafe and […]

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