How to Lead Community Partnerships

Community partnerships benefit schools and students because they enrich the learning experience. Having outside support for school based initiatives allows students and staff access to items, experiences, and opportunities the school alone could not offer. Partnerships could be physical donations, volunteering time, sponsoring events, and more. This post serves to help schools build and navigate…

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264: Interview with John Schembari

John Schembari shares about his journey within the education world. He discusses what it takes to be a true teacher leader and how you can leverage past experiences to add value to your teacher leadership journey. Quotables A true leader understands that it’s about empowering the community, not necessarily empowering themselves. We cannot do this…

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How to Lead a Committee at your School Site

How to lead a committee at your school site is a common question for teachers who want leadership experience. It doesn’t matter whether an administrator appoints or approves your leadership on a committee, you get to serve as the point person. This very important job ensures your school continues to improve for the sake of…

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Supporting Teachers During Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences can be extremely time consuming for teachers to complete. Often times, teacher leaders step back their support during this time so that teachers can solely focus on preparing for the conferences. However, that approach isn’t necessary. There are numerous ways teacher leaders can continue to support teachers without pulling back, especially during a…

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CH Bonus: Alternative PD Options for Teachers

Covid has shaken things up in classrooms everywhere, but maybe it is time to shake up professional development as well! We invited multiple instructional coaches to talk about alternative formats for professional development, and how to get away from the one-hour passive meeting that so many of us have found ourselves trapped in. One thing…

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262: Belief Over Reality

Your mind is a powerful tool. What you believe becomes your reality. What beliefs do you hold that may be holding you back? How can you turn your thoughts into productive actions for your desirable outcome? Quotables You become what you believe What do you believe about yourself? Does that belief match your current reality?…

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10 Ways to Lead Others as a Classroom Teacher

Leading others as a classroom teacher can be the most powerful way to drive instructional growth and development. As a classroom teacher, you live and breathe your own tips, strategies, and general advice. You understand the current demands, obstacles, and struggles. Others are more apt to partner together with you since you relate to their…

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