How Can Schools Make Meetings Productive? – Education Article

Reading Time: 2 minutes What workload issues are driving teachers crazy and how can we fix it? When the Department for Education started to publish their workload findings, I started to take this issue seriously as a school leader. In the report findings and on the summary graphic below, you will notice that meetings featured in 26% of 44,000 respondents. How many hours do you spend in meetings? As a deputy head teacher, I was spending 15 hours per week…

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10 Essential Elements Of A Successful Meeting – The Teacher And The Admin – Education Article

What do we want classes to look like for our students? When I reflect on this question I realize that it is does not have to be the same answer for each teacher; in fact, it should not be the same answer for every teacher. Mrs. Jennifer Harrington, “All in” English Teacher Teachers have different strengths. Teachers have different goals and objectives, teachers have different students with different needs, and, of course, teachers have different styles. Some may be comfortable…

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Leading Others Without Being An Asshole – Education Article

Reading Time: 2 minutes How do you interact with other people you work with? I’ve been reading quite a number of books on business and leadership over the past 18 months: Two books I am currently reading include The Asshole Survival Guide by Robert I. Sutton and To Sell Is Human by Daniel H. Pink which I have already written about and have demonstrated how I do this. Something to think about … “Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem,…

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