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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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Season 4, Episode 12 of the FocusED School Leadership Podcast with Guest Douglas Reeves
Leading Fearlessly with Dr. Douglas Reeves This is Season 4, Episode 12 of FocusED, and it features our guest, Dr. Douglas Reeves. It was originally recorded live for a virtual audience in Delaware and provided as a professional development experience in...
Developing a Learning Culture: How School Leaders Can Use B.A.S.I.C. to Drive Change
The culture of a workplace--an organization’s values, norms, and practices--has a huge impact on our happiness and success. ~ Adam Grant Developing a Learning Culture We always say that school leadership is complex, but it doesn’t have to be complicated....
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.
The A, B, Cs of a Beginner’s Mind: 3 Tips for Solving Old Problems with a New Approach
Great leaders understand that their own learning directly impacts their effectiveness. ~ TheSchoolHouse302 Shunryu Suzuki-Roshi, a Sōtō Zen monk, is known for his words of wisdom about directing our attention to ourselves as learners, not through what we’ve...
Read This: School Leaders, Build Your School Brand with these Two Powerful Books
School leaders who want to build a strong school brand recognize the importance of learning specific skills to do so effectively. This month Joe and T.J. offer two books that reinforce the 5 ways that school leaders can think like a marketer and tell your school’s...
Great School Leaders Think About Their School as a Brand: 5 Ways to Tell Your School’s Story
Great School Leaders Know How (and Why) to Tell Their School’s Story We think that everyone can agree that there simply is not enough good news being spread among the masses, all around the world. That’s why we loved John Krasinski and his show, Some Good News, during...
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”
Amplifying Student Voice with Paul Bloomberg – Leading Better and Growing Faster with Joe and T.J.
Our job is to make the learner’s thinking visible. ~ Paul Bloomberg About Paul Bloomberg Dr. Paul Bloomberg is the Founder and CEO of The Core Collaborative Learning Network based in San Diego, CA, and New York City. The mission of the Core Collaborative Learning...
What Every School Leader Should Know About Public Relations with Dan Shortridge
“Everywhere, all the time” is a misconception. Pick one or two channels and use them consistently. ~ Dan Shortridge What You Should Know About Dan Dan Shortridge, author of DIY Public Relations, is a communications and marketing consultant and author with more than...
Disrupt the Status Quo: EmbraceYour Inner Rebel Educator for Greater Student Success with Tanya Sheckley
About Tanya Sheckley Tanya Sheckley is the Founder and President of UP Academy, an elementary lab school that values innovation, empathy, and strength and incorporates a unique neuro-development program for children with physical disabilities. Tanya’s vision and...
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.
Unlocking Innovation: Two Must Reads for School Leaders
Great School Leaders are Avid 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 that we benefit...
Two Great Books that Every School Leader Must Read to Build a Culture of Growth in Their School
Great School Leaders are Avid 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 great books each...
Looking to Improve Performance In A Supportive School Culture? Here Are Two Books that Every School Leader Must Read
Great School Leaders are Avid 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 each month. Our aim is to...
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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