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Welcome to TheSchoolHouse302 where it’s our job to help you lead better and grow faster. Leadership might be complex but it doesn’t have to be complicated. Our models for leadership are simple and applicable in any school or district.
Here’s how you can enjoy the site. Each month, we start with a new leadership model built on the core tenements of leadership and based on both research and evidence from practice. Here’s what you can expect from our newsletter.
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The R.E.A.L. Playbook for School Culture
Culture is often a hot topic for school leaders, but it also typically goes undefined without a real playbook for leaders who want to cultivate it within their school Every school leader knows that culture is king. When the school culture is positive, every effort,...
Stretching Your Learning Edges, Growing (Up) at Work, and More with Guest Jennifer Abrams–Leading Better and Growing Faster with Joe and T.J.
About Jennifer Abrams Formerly a high school English teacher and a new teacher coach in Palo Alto Unified School District (Palo Alto, CA, USA), Jennifer Abrams is currently a communications consultant and author who works with educators and others on leadership...
Our blog is the first thing we post each month. It covers a topic of school leadership and school culture that every leader should know more about. You’ll get links to research and resources that you’ll enjoy and share as you grow with us.
Two Books For School Leaders Who Want To Become Their Best Self, Leading Better and Growing Faster with Joe and T.J.
Joe and T.J. Recommend that School Leaders Read Harvard Business Review’s On Mental Toughness and Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude In this episode, you’ll hear key points made by both T.J. and Joe about two books every school leader should read to mind their...
3 Ways to Get Ahead–How School Leaders Look Beyond Their Shadow to Create Better Conditions
Groundhog Day for School Leaders I was in the Virgin Islands once. I met a girl. We ate lobster, drank Piña Coladas. At sunset, we made love like sea otters. That was a pretty good day. Why couldn't I get that day over and over and over? ~ Phil Connors in Groundhog...
A School Leader’s Guide to Systems Thinking: Using the LIST Model to Solve Problems
Systems Check There she was--angry, frustrated, scared, and thankful all at the same time. The emotions ran together as she stared at her blown-out tire on the side of the highway. Now that she was safe, and the car was on the side of the road, she was angrier than...
Leading Better & Growing Faster with Joe & T.J.
Our show is a popular podcast for school leaders. We conduct an interview with a great leader, often an author or thought leader, we share books that we like on particular topics, and we add our thoughts in short segments within the show. That means that you’ll find three ways to enjoy the show:
- Interviews with other great leaders
- Book recommendations
- And, our “302 thoughts”
Teaching Students Executive Functioning Skills with Mitch Weathers, Leading Better and Growing Faster with Joe and T.J.
Mitch Weathers Joins Joe & T.J. Mitch became a gifted teacher because he was a mediocre student. He rarely felt comfortable in the classroom. In fact, it took him 7 years for him to graduate from college. Choosing to become a teacher, Mitch was fortunate enough...
Why Every School Leader Needs To Use A Beginner’s Mindset When Solving Perennial Problems – Leading Better and Growing Faster with Joe and T.J.
In our most recent book, 7 Mindshifts for School Leaders: Finding New Ways to Think About Old Problems, we introduce 7 Mindshifts that principals and other school leaders can use to solve problems that are constantly plaguing our schools. It’s important that not every...
The One Book that School Leaders Should Read to Attack Persistent Problems in Education – Leading Better and Growing Faster with Joe and T.J.
Joe and T.J. Recommend that School Leaders Read 7 Mindshifts for School Leaders: Finding New Ways to Think About Old Problems We want to share some of our favorite aspects of our newest book, 7 Mindshifts for School Leaders: Finding New Ways to Think About Old...
Our Book Recommendations
One aspect of our Leading Better and Growing Faster with Joe and T.J. podcast, we recommend the best books to read on the topic of school leadership. You may hear us refer to ReadThis or ReadThisSeries…you’ll love the books, and we always want to know what you’re reading. And, don’t forget to jot down the “reader’s tip” that we add at the end.
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...
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...
Great School Leaders Find Opportunity in Crisis
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 a couple of books on a particular topic each month....
7 Mindshifts for School Leaders: Finding New Ways to Think About Old Problems
Retention for a Change: Motivate, Inspire, and Energize Your School Culture
Candid and Compassionate Feedback: Transforming Everday Practice in Schools
Passionate Leadership: Creating a Culture of Success in Every School
Building a Winning Team: The Power of a Magnetic Reputation and the Need to Recruit Top Talent in Every School
Kind Words From Others
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