The Three Minute Challenge: The Trusted Few and Evaluated Impact of Decision-Making #TheThreeMinuteChallenge

Throughout this month we delved into the dynamic topic of decision-making. It’s fascinating to think that we make more decisions in a day then we take actual breaths. Although that’s hard to believe, human beings are built to be decision-making machines. And the types of decisions we make in a single day cover the full... Continue Reading →

One Thing Series: Better Decision-Making w/ Dr. Toni Faddis #onethingseries

Don’t miss our leadership podcast with Toni Faddis. Dr. Toni Faddis has served as a public school educator for the past twenty-six years as a teacher, principal, and district leader. For 13 years, she was a principal of two schools close to the United States/Mexico border and established strong, collaborative teacher teams that resulted in... Continue Reading →

The Three Minute Challenge: Automating Your Routines — #TheThreeMinuteChallenge

The average person makes upward toward 2,000 decisions every hour. If you’re a leader, or key decision-maker at work, you can  increase not only the amount of decisions, but the difficulty of them. The challenge is that decision-making is a mental task, and expert Mike Erwin argues that when we exert our mental energy over-and-over,... Continue Reading →

3 Books You Need to Read for Better Decision-Making — #readthisseries

Don’t miss this vblog on books you need to read to lead better and grow faster. We recommend three titles that are must-reads on the topic of decision-making for educational leaders. You can find our catalog of great leadership books at — click on #readthisseries. Keller, G. & Papasan, J. (2013). The one thing: The surprisingly simple... Continue Reading →

Candor, Creativity, and Critical Thinking: Getting Unstuck w/ Kirsten Richert & Jeff Ikler

As we discussed the topic of creativity and we connect it to the field of education, we know that providing space to think deeply is critical. For innovation to be a norm, we need environments that support risk-taking. Feedback is also important, but it should be a conversation rather than over-prescribed recommendations. Too often, leaders... Continue Reading →

#reviewandreflect: Supporting Creativity as a Leader

This is TheSchoolHouse302’s monthly #review&reflect, wrapping up our focus on Creativity. Our review and reflect series embraces the powerful sentiment from Soren Kierkegaard: “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” Take time with this post as we take a deep dive into our leadership content so that you can develop... Continue Reading →

#TheThreeMinuteChallenge: Don’t Limit Risk-Taking

It’s not because things are difficult that we dare not venture. It’s because we dare not venture that they are difficult. ~ Seneca Organizations that drive innovation, and feed people’s creativity to think in new and challenging ways, reward risk-taking to create new boundaries. And although leaders often realize the importance of creating a culture... Continue Reading →

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