Karisti Cormier

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Classroom Walkthroughs Can Build Culture

With Moss and Brookhart's book "Formative Classroom Walkthroughs," educator teams can transform classroom walkthroughs into collaborations that share …

8 Things to Look For in Today’s Classroom

As I think that leaders should be able to describe what they are looking for in schools I have thought of eight things that I really want to see in …

Creating a Culture of Inquiry

Welcome<p>If students don’t feel welcome in your classroom, they won't ask questions or engage in the learning. Teachers need to make sure that students …

‘Lesson Study’ Technique: What Teachers Can Learn From One Another

Jasmine Bankhead needed to figure out a way to improve teaching at her school.It was 2013. She was the new principal of the O’Keeffe School of …

Developing a Growth Mindset in Teachers and Staff

The New Psychology of Success (2000), Dweck developed a continuum upon which people can be placed, based upon their understandings about where …

Leverage the Power of Collaborative Expertise

I was excited to read two recent reports from researcher John Hattie: <i>What Doesn't Work in Education: The Politics of Distraction</i> and <i>What Works Best</i> …

What to Do If Your Team Is Letting You Down

I was working with a CEO who was frustrated that his team often failed to meet deadlines. When I asked why he thought that was, he explained that it was because they were lazy. When I met with the team to ask why they were often late, they explained that the culture of the organization was built …

5 Habits Of Genuinely Appreciative Leaders

Grateful leaders have deep memories and grand ambitions, but they don’t undervalue the present—even if it isn’t perfect.<p>“Well, the Internet was down for days and just came back up last week. And my computer also caught on fire.”“Your <i>computer caught fire?</i>”“Yes. It’s pretty common here because the …

The 4 Practices of Servant Leadership for School Leaders

The concept of Servant Leadership is something of a misunderstood but very desirable leadership style. Considered to be "soft leadership," Servant …

6 Things the Best Leaders Know About Accountability

If there are two words in the leadership and management arena that are more misunderstood and abused than accountability and coaching, I’d be …

Leadership and the Fear of Innovation — A Call to School Principals and System Leaders

Innovation happens when people take risks with their creativity, problem solving, and actions. If innovation is encouraged in schools, then the …