The number of tasks required of a school administrator before students and staff leave for the summer can be daunting. In my role as an assistant principal, I can be burdened during the months of April and May by state-mandated testing, staff evaluations, and personnel hiring while continuing […]
culturEDleadership is designed to share strategies for improving school culture, learn from other leaders, and celebrate successes.
Great teachers know their content. They plan engaging lessons and value their students’ opinions. Mutual respect is visible in their classroom, and they are good listeners. Great teachers are dependable, approachable, flexible and good communicators. They don’t give up on their students. They are enthusiastic and passionate about […]
School safety is a hot topic in schools, communities, and legislatures across the country, and rightfully so. We all know that if students do not feel safe in school, attendance and achievement will be directly and negatively impacted with potential effects like dropping out of school or suicide […]
Making the move from middle school to high school is overwhelming for students. Suddenly, teens are immersed in a new school culture with students from multiple middle schools, older students, a bigger building, higher expectations, challenging classes, and new social pressures. Transitioning students often struggle with the following […]
If each of us stops for a second and takes a moment to reflect, it would be easy to recall a time when we were hurt by someone whom we once trusted. It is likely that you can vividly remember the moment and feelings associated with the injustice. […]
What do you do when a student is failing? How can you position your students for success? Often when students fall behind, they do not see a way to catch up and ultimately give up. Course failure is not an easy topic to address, but since it is […]
If you are like most people, you embraced the new year with optimism and hope that 2019 will be your best year ever. New Year’s resolutions can be rejuvenating reminders of who or what we want to be. It’s easy to be passionate and focused in January. However […]
Have you ever contemplated why your students attend school? The reasons are countless! Some show up to see their friends; others to see teachers. But, have you ever considered just how much your course offerings can impact your students, their willingness to attend school, and their desire to […]
Technology guru Brian Buffington joins us and shares what he observes about school culture and student attendance as he visits different schools in the state.
Half of the school year is over. How is your school culture? Have you had a check-up recently? Do students love coming to your school? What does your attendance data look like this school year? Do your faculty and staff enjoy working at your school? Do parents feel […]