Sometimes you have to work at looking through the glass.

That may seem like an odd thing to say.  However, because of the pandemic, a lot of us have gotten accustomed to engaging with others on the other side of a glass or plexiglass shield.  This has made it challenging at times to discern the person on the other side from other objects reflected from …

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Recognizing the Value of Instructional Leadership

Being a school administrator is complex and multi-faceted.  There are parts of the job that involve managing tasks, making day-to-day decisions, and responding to any number of emergencies or difficult situations.  There are also parts of the school principalship and superintendency that require strategic thinking, being visionary, motivating others, cultivating relationships, and focusing on specific, …

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Cultivating Leadership

I’ve been thinking a lot about management and leadership lately–specifically the difference between the two, why some people in leadership positions manage and others lead, and the impact leaders who are not managing can have on the culture and effectiveness on an organization. According to the Oxford online dictionary, management is “to be in charge, …

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