Servant Leadership In Your School

Posted on October 28, 2020

Servant Leadership In Your School

Today’s ever-changing environment and new operating guidelines have many school districts asking how they will lead administrators, educators, and students in a way that will help them to grow and to become more autonomous. Your district’s leadership style will play a crucial role in answering the question above. In truth, there are many opportunities to lead, even if the only person you are leading is yourself. Regardless of any title or role, you may need to take the lead at some point. Even though no one leadership style can apply to every situation, out of the many different styles, servant-leadership can help you to achieve both growth and autonomy. Along with many changes, and a growing list of concerns facing schools today, it may unintentionally cause you to focus more on tasks and not as much on people. However, if you and key decision-makers at your school focus too much on tasks and forget to serve others in the process, then you may risk low morale and even lower performance at a time when morale and high performance are critical.  This week’s blog will explain why servant leadership in your school is an important element and provide you with key characteristics of servant leadership. 

Tags : Professional Development, Teacher Preparation, Student Engagement, Classroom Management


5 Different ways to Teach your Students about the Election!

Posted on October 21, 2020

5 Different ways to Teach your Students about the Election!

Everyone seems to concur that 2020 has been especially tumultuous and full of very historic events. Now it is time to select a leader that is able to rise to the occasion and lead the country for the next four years. However, it is silly to think that events of election season go unnoticed! Students everywhere are observing the cause and effect of the decisions made during this year’s election every day, so what better time to teach them about the many functions of their government systems and processes? Whether it is a local or presidential election, campaigns and elections present various opportunities to teach students about the government and its many functions. There is no limit to the conversation when discussing the myriad of issues that are taking place in the current society. Whether it is the candidate’s positions, demographics, or the way the media covers specific material, students could use the material you teach in your classroom to make connections and understand the world around them a little more clearly.

Tags : Cultural Responsive Teaching, Teacher Preparation, Student Engagement, Classroom Management, Student HOTS


How is Positive Energy Promoted Within Your District?

Posted on October 14, 2020

How is Positive Energy Promoted Within Your District?

If someone were to visit your school or pop into your classroom today what would they notice? What would they observe? If one of your school’s teachers were interviewed for your campus what would they say? If you are a part of your school’s leadership team would you be able to anticipate their answer? 

Tags : Professional Development, Cultural Responsive Teaching, Retention, Teacher Preparation, Student Engagement, Techer Evaluations, Classroom Management


The Threats within the Household: A Deep Dive into Domestic Abuse & COVID-19

Posted on October 07, 2020

The Threats within the Household: A Deep Dive into Domestic Abuse & COVID-19

In the early stages of the COVID-19 epidemic, teachers and school administrators had concerns about the safety of some students in their own homes. Unfortunately, the facts have concluded that their concerns were valid. Quarantines and lockdowns have meant that students at risk of abuse are left alone with abusive loved ones for prolonged continuous periods. The COVID-19 pandemic has also led to a restructuring of the public services that provide support for people experiencing domestic violence. Due to the many obstacles that were introduced to families during the onset of the virus such as health concerns, financial challenges, and even psychological stress, a large spike in domestic violence within the household has been very apparent. This, in turn, can prove very detrimental to families everywhere and challenge educators to take steps to ensure the student environment is conducive to learning.

Tags : Professional Development, Cultural Responsive Teaching, Special Education, Teacher Preparation, Student Engagement, Differentiation, Classroom Management, Student HOTS, Discipline