Educational Leadership Resources: Strategic Conversations

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Just as each teacher brings different skills and talents to the classroom, we recognize that there isn’t one cookie cutter way to empower the teachers on your team. At Mindsteps, we help you match your own leadership style to each teacher’s needs and situation. Our approach focuses on creating lasting change, not short term fixes. Consider us as your sideline coach as you guide teachers at your school to reach new heights.

Read on for tips on how to engage in the kinds of strategic conversations with teachers that assess the needs of teaching staff while inspiring impactful instruction, boosting performance, helping work through challenges and achieve positive student outcomes.


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NOTE: Resources for The Instructional Leader's Guide to Strategic Conversations with Teachers can be found here. You must be logged in to Buildership® University to access the downloads.


The Instructional Leader’s Guide to Strategic Conversations with Teachers details four targeted, strategic conversations to address specific teacher goals and challenges. We’re proud of Dr. Robert Marzano’s endorsement on the value of this book in enhancing administrators’ leadership:

“Ready-made worksheets and templates help readers prepare for and conduct these conversations, making this book a valuable guide for principals, assistant principals, staff developers, instructional coaches, specialists, or district-level leaders.”
-Robert J. Marzano, Ph.D.
Co-Founder & CEO of Marzano Research Laboratory

Workshops & Keynote Presentations

Interested in addressing this topic with a group of administrators at your school or district? Let us inspire your administrative teams with a workshop focused on Strategic Conversations with Teachers.

Need to address a larger audience? We can also deliver a Buildership®-themed keynote address at your upcoming conference, off-site meeting or in-service day.

Need it delivered virtually? We do that too. Schedule an appointment with a team member today.


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