August Amnesia

It’s coming to a school near you…hopefully, not yours. It’s the “what did we say we were going to do” syndrome. My gut says everyone in school leadership has experienced this, maybe even you. I know I have as a teacher and an administrator.

August amnesia is another way of saying Organizational Memory Loss, which is a terrible challenge to cumulative growth in school improvement.

In yesterday’s podcast episode, I offered 5 ways to tackle August Amnesia, and 5 educational leaders and friends shared their thoughts on how to jump-start next school year this summer.

Their strategies are:

  • Decluttering
  • Goals with Initial Steps
  • Using Padlet
  • Pause But Don’t Stop
  • Community Engagement Slide.


I’d love to hear your thoughts. Leave me a written comment or question here or a voice memo here.