Tips for Administrators: How To Communicate With Your Teachers

“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.”— Rudyard Kipling Communication. When we’re doing it right, we learn, collaborate, and use that knowledge and collaboration to (hopefully) further the interests and benefits of the group as a whole. When we’re doing it wrong, miscommunication can lead to confusion, frustration, misunderstandings, lack of […]

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Spotting Teacher Burnout

[burn-out] noun a fire that is totally destructive of something. Also, burn-out. Fatigue, frustration, or apathy resulting from prolonged stress, overwork, or intense activity. Yeowch. It sounds so final. And so … depressing. While researching this blog post, I interviewed a few teachers and noticed that once I said these words, their faces quickly lit […]

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It Takes a Village: A Guide to Creating a Data-Informed School Culture

Data has changed the way we make decisions – from what movies we watch to how baseball teams find players. Why, then, are our schools forced to sift through spreadsheets, wrestle with student information systems, or wait weeks for assessment results? The actionable data is out there of course, no teacher would argue with that. […]

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Time-Saving Tips for Teachers

Everyone knows the well-used refrain: So much to do and so little time. We suspect teachers know more about that than most! Don’t worry, we’ve got your back. Read on for our list of 7 Helpful Hacks that can help you free up more time to do the things you need and the things you […]

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