CH Bonus: Prepping Our Leadership Now for the Upcoming School Year

As we get closer to the end of the school year, sometimes we feel like we are being pulled in every direction. Schedules also change in the spring semester, and sometimes we find ourselves with nooks and crannies of time that we didn’t have before. Listen in on this Clubhouse Chat where our guest educator – Mel – shares her tips and tricks for leveraging your time now in order to be better prepared for next year.


  • Celebration is helpful for the brain.
  • Random acts of appreciation can make a difference.
  • Everyone deserves to have their brains stretched.
  • Don’t be afraid to just sit still for a minute and reflect.
  • The only way to grow as a leader, is to expose yourself to people who are different.
  • When you are fully fulfilled, you become more passionate about what you do.
  • Doing anything to build community and camaraderie should be at the top of the list.

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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.