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The Holder Backer

Someone who thinks something but who doesn’t say it  for a variety of reasons.

The Ambiguoist

Dont be ambigous with your words. It’s not helpful. It’s better to be direct than to be flowery. and that goes for both praise and corrective feedback.

The Excuser

A leader who makes excuses for teacher and or student performance.

The Generalist

Don’t be a generalist as a leader or you’ll cancel any attempt at being candid. Candor requires specificity. The Generalist never says anything specific anough to install pride or require a specific change.

The Avoider

Don’t be a leader who avoids problems. Leadership requires a voice, and when we keep quiet or allow others to silence an issue. we concede to a continuation of the issue.

The Smoother Overer

Don’t be a leader who tends to smooth things over whenever conflict arises without a meaningful resolution.

The Opposer

Don’t be a leader who barks and orders, resists every idea, and creates dissention. Candor requires an arrangement through professional dialuogue.

The Osmosist

Leaders can’t make assumptions. Period.

The Easy-Inner

Never ease into a difficult conversation. Beating around the bush trying to bait someone into an admission doesn’t work.

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Additional Resources from The School House 302

Jonathan Alsheimer: Don’t Leave Supporting Your Teachers to Chance #OneThingSeries

Why can’t school be more like Disney World? ~ Jonathan Alsheimer  About Jonathan Alsheimer Jonathan Alsheimer is an unorthodox, energetic, and entertaining middle school teacher who refuses to live a life of limitations. Jonathan is often referred to as "my favorite...

302 Thoughts with Joe and T.J.: 5 Proven Ways for School Leaders to Support New Teachers

In this episode of 302 Thoughts, Joe and T.J. dig into how school leaders must be very tactical about supporting their new teachers. So much time is spent identifying personnel needs, preparing for interviews, drafting the right questions, using the write words in the...

Read This: Two Books that School Leaders Must Read to Better Support New Teachers

If You’re Going to Lead then You Must Read Learning and growing as a school leader through reflection, training, and experience is a professional choice. One powerful way to improve is through reading great books, which is why we feature two books on a particular...

The Definitive 5 Ways that School Leaders Can Support New Teachers

The expert in anything was once a beginner. ~ Helen Hayes We’re going to put it right out there, the education profession is in trouble. Fewer-and-fewer teachers are entering into the profession, with over a 30% drop in teacher prep program enrollment. Couple this...

Frederick White: The Labyrinth of Leadership #OneThingSeries

Success is not established by winning all the time. ~ Frederick White  About Frederick White Dr. Frederick White is the COO of Digital PD 4 You, LLC and the author of the book, The Skin You Are In: Colorism in the Black Community, the First (2020) and Second (2021)...

302 Thoughts with Joe and T.J.: Two Mental Shifts Toward Better School Leadership

In this episode of 302 Thoughts, Joe and T.J. dig into how school leaders must shift their minds to lead better and grow faster.  Shifting our mindset is not easy. It requires a dogged pursuit to focus our mind in the most productive ways to function better as a...

Read This: Two Books that School Leaders Must Read to Be More Courageous and Future Forward

Leaders are Readers Learning and growing as a school leader through reflection, training, and experience is a professional choice. One powerful way to improve is through reading great books, which is why we feature two books on a particular topic each month. These are...

2 Mental Shifts that Every School Leader Must Make for Greater Success

Shifting our thinking in new and different ways requires a lot of personal reflection, self-understanding, and some technical know-how. It’s not easy, but it is possible. Thinking differently, outside of your normal realm, requires a paradigm shift. This shift is...

Ryan Hawk: Being Able to Change Your Mind is a Super Power #OneThingSeries

Leaders have to regularly do hard things. ~ Ryan Hawk   About Ryan Hawk  Ryan Hawk is the host of The Learning Leader Show. He has recorded more than 475 episodes over the past 7 years. Forbes called The Learning Leader Show, “the most dynamic leadership podcast...

302 Thoughts: Great School Leaders Know How to Turn Crisis Into Opportunity

In this episode of 302 Thoughts, Joe and T.J. dig into how school leaders can turn adversity into opportunity. Every leader will face issues and how they perceive those problems often determines how they will approach them, which can be the difference between success...
Frederick White: The Labyrinth of Leadership #OneThingSeries

Frederick White: The Labyrinth of Leadership #OneThingSeries

Success is not established by winning all the time. ~ Frederick White  About Frederick White Dr. Frederick White is the COO of Digital PD 4 You, LLC and the author of the book, The Skin You Are In: Colorism in the Black Community, the First (2020) and Second (2021)...

Season 3, Episode 12 of FocusED with Robyn Jackson #FocusED

Season 3, Episode 12 of FocusED with Robyn Jackson #FocusED

This is Season 3, Episode 12 of FocusED, and it features our guest, Robyn Jackson. It was originally recorded live for a studio audience in Delaware, provided as a professional development experience for Delaware teachers and leaders. Don’t miss what Robyn says about...

Season 3, Episode 11 of FocusED with Tom Hoerr #FocusED

Season 3, Episode 11 of FocusED with Tom Hoerr #FocusED

This is Season 3, Episode 11 of FocusED, and it features our guest, Thomas Hoerr. It was originally recorded live for a studio audience in Delaware, provided as a professional development experience for Delaware teachers and leaders. Don’t miss what Tom says about...

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Candid and Compassionate Feedback

Too often educational leaders are caught in a “culture of nice,” finding it difficult to give their teachers and staff critical feedback to improve their practice. This important book helps leaders become both candid and compassionate, unrelenting and supportive, and demanding yet caring.

Retention for a Change

More often than not, generic solutions used to boost teacher retention are failing (i.e. increased salary, better working conditions, lack of induction support). Low teacher retention rates in schools negatively impact student achievement for all the students in a school, not just those in a new teacher’s classroom.

Passionate Leadership

An inspiring call to action for teachers and principals around the world to recommit to passionately serving children, building the communities children deserve, and celebrating our successes. The authors of this book examine what it takes to be a passionate leader and take courageous actions which lead to student growth and success. 

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