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Tired of school change efforts that stall, or worse, never get off the ground? If you’re a principal, assistant principal, or instructional coach who is ready have a transformative impact on the teachers you serve then School Leadership Reimagined is for you. Each week, Robyn Jackson will share counterintuitive strategies to help you dramatically improve instruction. You’ll discover how to motivate your teachers, help them be accountable, overcome toxic cultures, and transform your school. N ...
 
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If you hate meetings, you're not alone. Most of us don't love the meeting that should have been an email. Nor do we enjoy seeing a meeting get hijacked by someone with a hidden agenda or those discussions that go round and round and end up nowhere. The truth is, most meetings are pointless at best and excruciating at their worst. That's why on toda…
 
The closer we came to our 100th episode, the more pressure I felt to create something splashy. But, Buildership™ is rarely splashy, so on today's episode, we're have an intimate conversation about Buildership™. I'll share my own journey to Buildership™, discuss some of the challenges Builders face, and offer some encouragement as you become more an…
 
Sometimes it's not the work in front of us that matters as much as it's how we see the work. That's why on today's episode, we're taking a look at how bosses, leaders, and Builders see their work and how the lens they use to see their work makes all the difference about how the work feels, how it gets done, and what impact that work has on students…
 
It's master scheduling season so on this episode, we thought we'd share something really practical. Usually, just the mention of master scheduling can elicit groans. But, your master schedule is really one of the most powerful tools you have to achieve your school vision. Done right, your master schedule can help you achieve dramatic growth in just…
 
We're continuing our series on Bosses, Leaders, and Builders with this episode all about why Builders never ask anyone to do anything. Discover how asking others to do something sets you up for a lot of stress as you try to convince them to do what you ask. Builders never ask. Instead, Builders invite. Find out the difference between commanding, as…
 
My brand new book Stop Leading. Start Building is finally here and today, I'm reading you the first chapter on today's episode. Discover why "leadership" as we know it is dead, how the way you were trained may be adding to your frustrations right now, and how you can make the shift from leadership to Buildership™ and turn your school into a success…
 
We're continuing our series on Bosses, Leaders, and Builders this week by looking at the difference between the way that Bosses and Leaders try to get others moving and Builders do. It all boils down to a simple difference -- Bosses and Leaders try to get others to comply or accept their requests even when their requests are not in the best interes…
 
Conventional wisdom says that you will always have some students who struggle or lag behind. But, there is a HUGE difference in the way that Builder's deal with struggling students and the way that bosses and leaders handle students who are behind. You don't have to accept student failure. There is something you can do about it. Discover what that …
 
Have you ever set a goal, made plans, and gotten started only to have a district or state or board mandate completely derail your plans? If so, then today's episode can help. Find out the difference between the way that bosses, leaders, and builders respond to district mandates and unexpected policy changes and discover how you can make your school…
 
With so many important and urgent decisions needing to be made, it can be hard not to feel immense pressure as everyone looks to you for answers. But it doesn't have to be that way. You don't have to succumb to everyone else's demands. On today's episode, find out the difference between the way that bosses, leaders, and builders handle pressure and…
 
If you're like most educators right now, you're feeling a degree of stress, especially as we debate re-opening schools, field demands from parents and teachers, and attempt to help our schools thrive in crisis. That's why on today's episode, we're tackling the difference between the way that bosses, leaders, and Builders deal with stress. Tune in t…
 
Do you ever feel like you make all these plans and they never turn out the way you wanted? It may be because you are planning like a Boss or a Leader. You see, the way that most of us were taught to create plans keeps us on the School Improvement Hamster Wheel, planning and working hard, but seeing little results. On today's episode, discover how t…
 
We're doing a little more casual episode today as we share a few updates on what we've been up to over the last month and our plans for 2021. Plus, discover 3 questions you need to ask of your own vision for 2021 of you ever hope to achieve your vision this year.School Leadership Reimagined による
 
Do you ever feel like you are playing a constant game of “whack-a-mole?” Would you like to be focused on your vision, mission, and core values but there are so many issues popping up right now that you find yourself saying “I can’t deal with that right now?” If so, you may be suffering from a phenomenon called “tunneling.” Tunneling is where you fe…
 
Over the years, we've grown used to certain circumstances -- whether those circumstances are uncooperative parents, disengaged students, lagging test scores, contentment with the status quo, resistant teachers, or a school stuck at good but unable to cross over to "great." But what if I told you that you don't have to accept your circumstances? Wha…
 
Over the years, most of us were trained to be leaders. We followed what we were told made "good" leaders and dutifully applied what we were trained to do, only to meet with frustration when our training didn't deliver the results we thought we should be seeing. Many of us blame ourselves and look for even more leadership strategies hoping something…
 
Your school "brand" is not your logo, colors, or tagline. Your brand is how people perceive their experience with you. It's what people say about you behind your back. So, how strong is your school brand? And, if you want a stronger brand, how do you go about getting one? On today's episode, we take a deep dive into what comprises your school brand…
 
I'm often asked what the secret is to success. Is it some new program? Some secret strategy? Some new technique? Unfortunately, my answer disappoints many people looking for the latest and greatest next new thing. Success, it turns out, is pretty boring. So if you find yourself chasing the latest new thing and you're constantly on the school improv…
 
No matter what obstacles you may be facing right now, there are only 3 things that can hold you back from achieving your goals. In today's episode, we'll take a deep dive into what those 3 things are and how you can prevent them from derailing your dreams and goals. If you are frustrated and don't know why, if your passion has dimmed, or you seem s…
 
When it comes to engaging parents, it can be difficult to develop positive, meaningful relationships, especially when everyone is already under a great deal of stress. I've made my mistakes along the way and learned from them and on today's episode, I want to share 5 tips for getting meaningfully engaging parents in your classrooms and in your scho…
 
By now, we've all heard the expression "Start with why." Unfortunately, many leaders have take that to mean they should start with THEIR why. But, nobody really cares about YOUR why; they care about THEIR why. This is why so many teachers are burned out and overwhelmed despite your best efforts to support them. And, it's why so many teachers seem l…
 
Did you know that your confidence is one of your biggest assets as a Builder? And yet, your confidence is under almost constant attack each day as you work to achieve your vision, mission, and core values. So, you need to take special steps to protect your confidence. In this episode, discover 5 specific things you can do as a Builder to protect yo…
 
When it comes to the important work you are trying to accomplish as a school, do your teachers act more like renters or owners? It's an important question because if they don't own the work you do, then they don't see themselves as responsible for its success. If they on the other hand, take ownership, they will take more responsibility. Whether te…
 
Things have been uncertain for quite some time now so it's fair to say that we need to get used to uncertainty. And while this might feel overwhelming to some, Builders have a way of handling uncertainty that keeps them focused on their goals in spite of how things might change. In this episode, discover how Builders successfully navigate uncertain…
 
I've been getting a lot of pushback lately around how feedback has to look different when you're observing a remote classroom. So, in this episode, I want to tackle the myths around feedback and evaluation of remote learning contexts and highlight the difference between the way that leaders approach feedback and builders approach feedback. Plus we'…
 
How often have you written a beautiful School Improvement Plan, submitted it to your district, and then never referenced it again (at least until it's time to submit your end of the year progress report). Or, how often have you created a SIP plan with the best of intentions only to find that you failed to execute it because life got in the way. Wel…
 
In this week's episode, we're going to tackle a touchy subject -- Equity. While almost everyone agrees we should strive for equity in schools, much of the way that we pursue equity is problematic. Builders approach equity in a way that is fundamentally different, and as a result, they end up achieving equity far more frequently than leaders do. So …
 
As we embark on a new school year in these unprecedented times, how can you avoid making the same mistakes from last year this year? How will you determine what is working and where you need to tweak? And, how can you set your school up this year for success? In this episode of the School Leadership Reimagined podcast, you’ll discover 3 questions y…
 
When schools shut down in March 2020, principals across the world began to panic. But not Tosha-Lynn Francis. Instead of panicking, her teachers quickly made the transition to online learning without the stress, confusion, and even "epic fails" that other schools were experiencing. In fact, things went so smoothly that they began to wonder if there…
 
In this bonus series of podcast, discover ways to learn from crisis and make your school more resilient to future crises. On this episode, find out 3 lessons we all can learn from crisis and how we can use them to crisis-proof our schools.School Leadership Reimagined による
 
Welcome to our 2020 Summer Reading List episode! Every year, I curate a list of 5 NON-education books that can inform your work as an educator and help you think outside the box as you plan for the upcoming school year. This year's list is particularly strong and includes several books that can help you re-design your school culture (especially if …
 
Have you ever hired someone who looked great on paper but was an absolute disappointment once they were in your school? If you have, then you know how frustrating that can be. Well, on today's episode, you'll discover how to avoid making a hiring decision you'll regret. Even if someone looks great on paper, there are still 5 things you must do to m…
 
Have you ever felt that your school vision was being held hostage by a few resistant teachers? You're trying to reach a goal but there are one or two (or more!) teachers who are standing in your way? If you are struggling with people problems, then today's episode is just for you. Tune in as we discuss another mindsteps-ism that can help you deal w…
 
Are you feeling a little overwhelmed right now? Do you get frustrated that you spend so much time dealing with everyone else's issues, you don't have time to do the work you really want to do? Or, are you afraid to let your team loose for fear that if you do, they won't do the right work the right way? If you are, then today's mindstepsism is just …
 
This week's mindstepsism isn't actually a mindstepsism at all. In fact, although I've heard this advice a lot over the last few weeks, I dismissed it as glib and opportunistic. I felt it ignored the real challenges many of us are facing right now. But lately, I've been seeing just how applicable it actually is. In fact, there are 6 opportunities we…
 
We're dealing with a LOT of change right now and perhaps you're starting to face some resistance from your teachers as they are being asked to make enormous changes to the way that they teach in a very short period of time. Even under the best of circumstances, change is hard. That's because "nobody likes to be changed but a baby." So this week, I …
 
In these uncertain times, it's hard to keep yourself motivated. Sure, you put on a calm face, but inside, you're grappling with some of the same fears, frustrations, and challenges your teachers are facing. How can you motivate your teachers when you're worried yourself? And, how can your teachers motivate their students, when they are struggling t…
 
I know that I spend a lot of time talking about your vision, but there's a reason for that. Your vision is your north star. If you ever want to build a school where EVERY student is successful, then every decision you make must get sifted through your vision. While you may agree that's true most of the time, what about in times of crisis? During th…
 
This week's mindsteps-ism is something we say around the office all the time. In fact, it's become a huge part of how our culture makes decisions. And, given the rapidly-changing times we're in right now, it's particularly apropos. You see, the habits you establish now for your school will be hard to break later. That means you must think carefully…
 
Fact: Schools are in a state of flux, uncertain about whether we are even going to have school for the rest of the year. Things are changing daily and it's hard to make plans when those plans could be trashed at any moment by the next announcement from the president, governor, or superintendent. So how do you make good decisions under these uncerta…
 
Ever get frustrated that your staff isn’t performing as you’d like? Worried that your team is getting a little lax? Well, I’ve got a mindsteps-ism for you, but you’re not gonna like it. You see, a lot of times, the very behaviors that frustrate us are behaviors we’re practicing ourselves. The fish rots from the head. So, in today’s episode, we’re g…
 
Have you ever launched a new initiative or project only to have your staff complain, undermine, or openly tear things down before you've even had a chance to get things off the ground? If you have, then you know how frustrating it can be. Well, on today's episode, I've got a solution for you and it comes in the form of a Mindsteps-ism -- People don…
 
Welcome back to Season 4 of the podcast. This season, we're tackling some of your biggest challenges using what we call "Mindsteps-isms." These are the exact things we use to help our Builder's Lab alum and our private clients solve their biggest challenges once and for all. On today's episode, we're tackling challenges around culture. Maybe you're…
 
Ever since Jim Collins penned his seminal work Good to Great, many schools have made that their goal. And yet, why is it that so few of us have actually made the transition from a school that is merely good, to one that "delivers a superior performance and makes a distinctive impact over a long period of time." The answer is that "Good is the enemy…
 
As a Builder, do you have an unfair advantage over your colleagues? The answer is absolutely. In fact, when you approach your work #LikeABuilder, it may seem as if you are doing the same things as everyone else, but you are getting WAY better results, with less effort and less drama. So tune in to this episode to discover some of the unfair advanta…
 
The number one thing you need to protect as a builder is your confidence. That's because your confidence is constantly under attack by plans that don't work, teachers who resist you at every turn, challenges that feel insurmountable, and work that constantly expands. What can you do when it feels as if you are carrying the weight of your entire sch…
 
We make over a lot of vision and mission statements here at Mindsteps and today, I want to let you in on 2 of the biggest mistakes I see school leaders make when it comes to their vision and mission statements. I'll also share a few examples of these mistakes and show you how to quickly correct them so that you have a vision and mission statement y…
 
If you're working on developing real core values for your school, then you need to listen to today's episode! Discover 3 of the biggest mistakes people make when creating school core values and learn how some very simple tweaks can take your core values from "meh" to "yeah!" When you're done, you'll be able to make over your own core values #LikeAB…
 
Does it ever feel like you are dragging your school towards your goals? Do you ever get frustrated because others are not as committed as you are to your goals? Do you sometimes wish that you could just clone yourself in order to get the job done? If so, then you’ve likely fallen into the trap that many instructional coaches, school administrators,…
 
Once you’ve done the work of creating successful change in your building, you’re not done yet. Now you must make that change stick over time. Here’s where many schools fail and it’s why so many of us feel like we’re always lurching from one change to the next each year. Not only does it wear us out, but it overwhelms our staff, kills our morale, an…
 
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