Principals

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...

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Scripting Changes

A script limits the choices. A script helps actors to know exactly what to say. All they have to do is choose the actions, intonations, and...

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Leadership Learning Communities (Interview, Danny Sunshine Bauer)

I sat down for an interview with Danny “Sunshine” Bauer of Better Leaders Better Schools recently to talk about Leadership Learning Communities. Here are a few...

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Equifinality

Equifinality is the inverse of multifinality. It’s about opening the pathways to results. In this case, a quick sketch may provide more insight than a few...

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Just Because You Have a Position

There’s a tricky little balancing act between position, power, promise, and people. They are not all the same (obviously), but they each have a play in...

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What Do You See?

The trees vs. forest metaphor can’t fully capture the spectrum of what is seen on your campus. The school is a hub of so many spokes....

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Framing in the School

According to Wikipedia, framing is the fitting together of pieces to give a structure support and shape during the process of construction. In school leadership, framing...

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Mafost Mashup Episode 1: Not So Grand Opening

Yesterday, the Mafost Mashup podcast started, and I’m thrilled it wasn’t a grand opening. Episode 1 is titled Not So Grand Opening for a reason… Think...

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This Time Next Week

On Tuesday, May 1st, you’re invited to listen to Episode 1 of the new Mafost Mashup podcast – insanely innovative ideas for school leaders. The first...

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Time to Stop, Time to Start

It’s time. Time to stop viewing resources with limitations. Time to stop leading from email and communicating via the telephone game. Time to stop treating your...

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