146: Ask, Listen, Repeat

ask, listen, repeatLeading others can be difficult, but with some guidance, teacher leaders can not only hone their own craft but build capacity in those that they lead. By using a cyclical process of asking questions and listening to the answers, teacher leaders can uncover potential obstacles those they lead are facing before helping a teacher implement a new skill. Tune in for tips and strategies to ask, listen and repeat!


  • Use the power of the people to make an impact
  • Listen undistracted
  • Help kiddos get to rigorous levels of understanding by questioning, not telling them how to get there
  • To be knowledgeable doesn’t mean you are talkative
  •  Teach them to fish; don’t feed them fish
  • A true leader learns alongside their team
  • That is strong leadership- a leader leading without taking the reins
  • Don’t expect perfection

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I am a teacher trainer and coach. Working elbow to elbow with teachers and teacher leaders to ensure instructional proficiency and student achievement soar lights me up. We have a real need in our nation for strong educators to remain in the field. My blog, book, podcast, courses and instructional materials are geared towards empowering teachers (and those that lead them) to receive the support needed to grow and thrive today, tomorrow and always.