Mission

Staying True To Your Work

You don’t need thousands to understand your work. You simply need the intended people to be impacted by it. Large followings aren’t needed. Only impact. Social...

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Your Vision, An Anchor

I’ve recently taken up sailing. Funning thing, sailing is a lot like race cars (another old hobby) in that brakes are more important for speed than...

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What is Schooling?

Let’s consider four quotes. We should spend less time ranking children and more time helping them to identify their natural competencies and gifts and cultivate these....

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We Have A Purpose, Or Do We?

It’s quite obvious. Right? The purpose of education is to educate, no? Maybe prepare or ensure future success? Maybe the purpose of education is mere, high...

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Clarity at the Outset

No one intends to obfuscate their communication. No one intends to confuse their school. Instead, we intentionally plan events and use tools that give clarity. We...

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What are OKRs? How Can They Help Your School?

What is an OKR? It’s a simple way to design and use strategic goals. Objective: The statement of outcome or goal. Key Result: The defined and...

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Everybody Has Something

And so do schools. Some call it the gift they bring. Some schools will call it their strengths. That one thing is your school’s brand. Sometimes you...

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Memorials, Why Your School Needs Them

Veterans Day marks a time to remember the end of World War I. At that time it was the world’s most horrific violent events. Since the...

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Missed, Missing, Mission

Some mission statements miss out on a chance to be special. Instead, they opt-in for the opportunity to be vague and generic. Some mission statements are plainly...

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Not On The Job Description

The job description is fine, but we all know a job description doesn’t make the grade when it comes to making an impact on learning. Instead,...

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When you don’t know what to do…

…or if you feel the drudgery of brushfires and office minutia weighing you down, just go into the classrooms. Connect with students. High five your teachers....

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Toxic School Cultures: 5 Tips to Gain Clarity and Make Impact

Toxic school cultures undermine improvement and kill motivation to learn (for students, staff, and leadership teams). What if there was a simple way to prevent toxicity...

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Pizza Panels

Pizza panels are simple ways to engage parents and students in developing a shared vision. They really are a must-do for summer break. What is a...

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The Rubbernecking School

Here in Houston, traffic can be horrible. It doesn’t even require an actual wreck, just a simple pickup changing a tire will suffice. For as long...

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