Terry Chumbley

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Change the Story, Change the Culture

I have been paying a lot of attention to the importance of stories in changing school culture. While many people are focused on the idea of “data” …

The Brain

The Hardest Transition We’ll Make: From Self-Leadership to Leading Others

Do you remember the day you became a leader?You might not even recognize that version of yourself. Maybe you shudder when you think about the answer …

Leadership

What Do They Whisper?

Like it or not, employees talk about the boss. Yes … about you! I wonder what descriptive words your people use for you. Do their words match your …

Employment

Why Being Flexible Matters

A while back, my wife and I encountered some crazy weather while heading to some meetings in Canada. As we landed at Chicago’s O’Hare airport in …

Are Your Loaves-and-Fish Leaders Playing Hide-and-Seek?

Your ministry could use more “loaves-and fish leaders” ‒ leaders who believe in the potential of five loaves and two fish <i>before</i> God multiplies in …

Bread

3 Reasons Leaders Must Excel at Prioritization

It has been said that management insists on doing things right and leadership insists on doing the right things. While not a fully accurate or …

Peter Drucker

PMP:Encore045 “Teach Like Me” Interview with Shawn Sheehan

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS<p>On November 30, 2016, I sat down for a conversation with Oklahoma’s 2016 Teacher of the Year, Shawn …

Teaching
Loneliness

Eight things great teachers do differently

Teaching is one of the most important professions in society and touches every aspect, of every community in the world in some way.<p>I was recently …

Teaching

Sleeping Giants: 4 Under-Appreciated Factors Of School Improvement

Sleeping Giants: 4 Under-Appreciated Factors Of School Improvement contributed by Aaron Smith America’s public schools are flawed to where impossible …

Standardized Testing

Relationships, Risk-Taking, and Innovation

I was pleased to read this quote from a recent article, “Google spent years studying effective teams — and one trait stood out,” which stated what …

Leadership

Your Best “Classroom Management” Strategy

Eric Sheninger tweeted this out recently:<p>Kids aren’t distracted because of devices. They are distracted because of the task, lack of relevance, and …

Disengagement Problems Disguised as Discipline Problems

Countering the Pushout Problem<br>February 8, 2018 | Volume <b>13</b> | Issue <b>11</b> <b><br>Table of Contents</b> <b></b><p>Share |<p>Disengagement Problems Disguised as Discipline Problems<p>Amy …

Ask These 4 Empathetic Questions When You’re Struggling To Listen

Losing your patience and beginning to tune out (or line up a snide rebuttal)? Try this instead.<p>You don’t need to be convinced that empathy is a good thing–not just for ethical reasons but for practical ones, too. While we’re still often cautioned to “leave emotions out of it,” being able to put …

Emotional Intelligence

School data is messy, but it doesn’t have to be

Schools collect reams of data that could help teachers make decisions in the classroom, but getting all that data into one system, formatted the same …

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Seven Revolutionary Leadership Ideas That Will Change The Way You Run Your Organization<p>Sally Percy, Contributor<p>We live in an age when leadership …

‘Personalized learning’ comes to teacher training, bringing big ambitions and big questions

Imagine you’re a new teacher. You overhear two students disparaging Black Lives Matter protests, and know that other students heard it, too. You’re …

Teachers Who Stay Connected Teach Longer

As a new teacher, the demands of the career can be overwhelming at times. During my first year of teaching, I felt alone and I was unsure about …

Teaching

What leaders need to remember when coaching others

Team development should be an ongoing process, and the best leaders instill their teams with the confidence they can expand their skill sets, writes …

Self-improvement

Correct these 10 behaviors for better results

John Stoker offers a list of 10 behaviors that get leaders nowhere, such as forging ahead without soliciting input and lacking self-awareness. "Pay …

Self-help

Meet Rick Fleming, A Florida ‘Principal Of The Year’ Finalist

Rick Fleming is one of three finalists across the state for Florida’s 2018 Principal of the Year award. He is principal of West Shore Junior/Senior …

What Is a 'Quality' Curriculum?

Using a range of materials, and, more important, creating hands-on experiences and interactions with big ideas within a discipline, helps students …

Teaching

Grammar Quizzes

Start here for quick access to all the grammar quizzes on our site—interactive and static.<p>Pages with interactive grammar quizzes<p><b>Topic-Specific Quizzes</b><p>…

Teaching to the Test: Pros and Cons

Standardized tests have become a mainstay of the U.S. educational system. While studies find a negative relationship between test preparation and …

6 School Culture Building Components

A trusted school leader exemplifies <i>Connection</i> when he or she “fosters shared beliefs and a sense of community and cooperation.”[1] Shaping the …

Personalized Learning Vs Personalization of Learning

Every time I work with a school district, I hope that they learn from me because I learn from them. Recently, in Del Mar Schools, Laura Spencer …

Education Technology

PMP:101 Strategies for Messaging with Teachers

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS<p>This summer my wife and I will celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary.<p>Photo by kenteegardin – Creative …

4 ways technology can improve SEL skills

Today’s classrooms are full of immersive high-tech tools—but at the same time, schools and districts are being pushed to promote social-emotional …

Public Speaking

It’s Not Digital Citizenship—It’s Just Citizenship, Period.

Citizenship knows no boundaries. The civics lessons we teach our students outside of the digital arena apply to the online world and vice versa. So …

Education Technology

OPINION: We’ve got to train special education teachers to be leaders as well as educators

Students in a postsecondary teacher education program work toward dual certification in special education and a subject-level or grade-level range. …