What Kind of Educator Are You?

Written by Michele Hill and Paul J. Berardelli Twitter is the home for hundreds of educational chats each...

Keeping Your School Culture From Getting Too Chilly

A question that often comes up in our professional development workshops on climate and culture is “What do you do when the overall culture...

The Importance of Trust in your Organization

According to Stephen Covey, “the first job of any leader is to inspire trust.” Trust means that you rely on another person’s integrity to...

Walk This Way

Leadership is not a title, it’s an action. Whatever your role in education is, you are a leader in some capacity. Classroom teachers, para-professionals...

Having Courageous Conversations

Written by Paul J. Berardelli and Michele Hill  Mark Twain once said “If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in...

Making the Most of Your School’s Opening Day

Written by Paul J. Berardelli and Michele Hill  "You always get a special kick on Opening Day, no matter how many you go through," said Yankees legend...

Time to Rest and Recharge

Congratulations! You may have just crossed the finish line; another school year is in the books! For educators in various roles, summer may look...

Let the Interviews Begin

If you don’t know, we are both big fans of Todd Whitaker. As you follow us, you will find references and Whitaker-isms scattered throughout...

Who Fills The Boss’s Bucket?

Being an administrator can be a very lonely place, even though they seem to always be surrounded by people. Often, in many schools, there are...

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Growing SEL in your school community

Early findings from The Wallace Foundation’s Partnerships for Social Emotional Learning Initiative show the need for a unified SEL approach.