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JHU's Berner: Curriculum and Culture Are Still Core to Grow

Posted by Scott Barron on Aug 11, 2020 11:14:30 AM

What are educational leaders learning during 2020 that will produce positive, long-lasting impact on schools? School Leaders are making substantial changes to their strategic plans based on their experiences so far this year.

Dr. Ashley Berner shares valuable insights about what they've learned at the Johns Hopkins University Institute for Education Policy, including why curriculum and culture remain the foundations to achieve sustainable school growth.

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Tags: School Culture, Strategy, Strategic Plan

Communication has Broken Down--You Aren't Listening

Posted by Scott Barron on Jun 2, 2020 9:45:18 AM

“Just like a bad relationship, our communication has broken down. You aren’t listening,” said Shawnee Mission School District teacher Amanda Coffman back in February 2020. 

Teachers across the U.S. have been saying the same thing to administrators and school boards for many years, and the volume is even louder now after the disruptions of the 2020 pandemic. 

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Tags: School Culture, School Board, Leadership Retreat

Healthy vs. Unhealthy School Culture

Posted by Scott Barron on Jun 26, 2019 12:41:53 AM

Talented, Energized, Engaged Educators Change the World!

Last week in our professional development workshop at the SAIS Summer Institute for School Division Heads, we explored the difference between a healthy school culture that builds engagement and an unhealthy environment that limits growth.

This is a very valuable conversation for your school leadership team to work on together.

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Tags: School Culture, Leadership

Gain Advantage Through a Leadership Retreat

Posted by Scott Barron on Mar 9, 2018 9:47:00 AM

Leading a school is extraordinarily stressful without a cohesive team that has clarity, communicates expertly, and consistently executes day-to-day.

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Tags: School Culture

Succession Planning - Expecting the Unexpected

Posted by Dr. John Storey on Feb 26, 2018 10:54:00 AM

Research indicates that within the next few years 68% of sitting heads will either retire or move to another school. This high level of change may be attributed to baby boomers delaying retirement as a result of the financial recession of 2008, and it is also triggered by school board quality issues.

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Tags: School Culture

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