From the 'Leadership' Category:

Bad Employee or Petulant Profession?

You’ve met them all, you’ve begun to see how they interact and there is one or a few that you wonder…. “Are they a bad employee or just a petulant professional?”  No matter the […]

School Volunteers, 4 Easy Tips

School volunteers are a valuable asset to our schools and very often they are under used or not utilized to their greatest potential.  I always like to encourage school administration to think about volunteers […]

Positive School Culture – You are the Key

A positive school culture is the key to success of both your staff and your students.  Yesterday, I wrote about starting the year off right with 4 tips for an amazing first day of […]

First Day of School – 4 Relationship Focused Tips

The first day of school is upon us.  Some schools start back on Monday while others will be starting in the next few weeks.  You can feel the excitement and just like in the […]

4 School Support Staff that Have Amazing Powers.

A few days ago I wrote about the RIGHT THING with respect to teachers, but today I want to focus on School Support Staff.   I’ve shared that I was raised in a restaurant […]

Pre Planning Week Trends for 2015-16 School Year

AHHHH the excitement is in the air. The entire summer has led up to this pre planning week when all your teachers new and old “not in age, mind you” will be returning to […]

The Truth About Ensuring Teacher Quality

If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it a million times “The Right People, at The Right Time, doing The Right Thing, in The Right Place, with The Right Attitude” as the key to […]

Foolproof Tips for a Killer Opening Day Speech!

No pressure…. but the welcome back speech by a school administrator sets the tone for the entire year.  Let’s throw out the stiff typical speech and use some of the below tips for a […]

How To Use Icebreakers To Stand Out

I stood in front of 300 teens, I had 3 hours, a microphone and a screen behind me for my Powerpoint.  It was just them and me…. and probably the most fun I have […]

How to Manage Time Like a Wizard

For the 2nd “R” of Management, I thought I’d take us to Middle Earth.  In The Hobbit, Gollum asks Bilbo five riddles.  Can you guess the answer to the fifth riddle below: This thing […]