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November 15, 2019

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To lead into the future with vision, wisdom, courage and integrity

Five Ideas For The Future

Inspired Leadership


Blake Lazur says 'fake it till you make it' is not a sustainable adage for leadership. Understanding yourself is the first step in becoming an authentic leader. Here's a guideline on how leaders develop their authenticity

It takes work, it takes intentionality, it takes vulnerability, and it is rarely easy. But when it comes to building trust and keeping a healthy team, leaders have to attack problems, not people.

John Perry Barlow's "checklist for life" went viral after his death in 2018. Here are the 25 Principles of Adult Behaviour every educator (and consultant) should live by.

"Whether you're a boss or a colleague, a friend or a spouse, introverted or extroverted, emotional or analytic, or high or low on the totem pole, you can learn how to facilitate life-enhancing change in those around you." Coaching for Change

Learning By Design


Denisa R. Superville from Education Week offers a Principal's guide to coaching teachers with "8 Ways to Make Teacher Evaluations Meaningful and Low Stress."

A look at how coaching—a form of professional development known to be effective for teachers—benefits principals and other instructional leaders

Katie Couric interviews Paul Tough about his new book, The Years that Matter Most, which takes a hard look at modern-day college. In it, The author argues that the system just isn't as fair as it should be.

Though STEM is vital, Tim Wise suggests an equal commitment and renewed focus on MESH education: Media Literacy, Ethics, Sociology, and History.

Technology and Innovation for Learning


When hiring for a school leadership position, shouldn't we be assessing candidates on what they can DO (ability), not on what they HAVE (experience)? Skip Graham makes a case. Something to consider when you post to AAIE: "The Leadership List."

Makerspaces provide hands-on, creative ways to encourage students to design, experiment, build and invent. Kristilyn Oda shares her first experience with this new way to fuel student-led design.

From mini whiteboards to football (soccer) questioning, Michael De Main offers 5 intriguing techniques on how to question students in the classroom.

Personalized Learning


There is a misconception about introverts, especially when it comes to leadership. Alison Rushworth debunks the myth and offers strategies for being a successful introverted leader

Nicholas Cole says that self-reflection is the key to all personal development, and that development can happen at any time; all you have to do is ask yourself the right questions

Learn how to become a powerful learner by more intentionally linking your memory and knowledge together through narrative. David Handel takes you on a journey into metacognition in How To Read Academic Content Once and Remember it Forever

Social-Emotional Learning/Child Protection


"Failure can become our most powerful path to learning if we're willing to choose courage over comfort." Read Brené Brown's "Courage Over Comfort: Rumbling with Shame, Accountability, and Failure at Work," adapted from her book, Rising Strong.

Melody Wilding offers some advice on how to handle certain challenging scenarios you may experience on a daily basis. To cultivate emotional courage, practice these skills.

Malcolm Gladwell spoke with Alex Pappademas about his new book, Talking to Strangers. This is not a typical Gladwell book, and it's one that the author invites you to argue with.

Suicide prevention is a vital part of developing a strong school mental health system. For suicide prevention week, here is a plethora of resources and activities that educators can utilize at their schools. "Given that students spend the majority of time in schools, it is advantageous for schools to be well-prepared in education, prevention, and mental health awareness."

Leading With Success

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