We want our feedback to make a difference, but we also want to soften the emotional blow, so we use the instructional leader’s most common feedback tool: the “feedback sandwich.” You know the formula: Compliment. Suggestion. Compliment. A meaty suggestion for improvement, made easier to handle by the thick layer of compliments surrounding it: Great […] .
I want to challenge you to visit 15 classrooms this week (or next week, if you’re on Spring Break now). If you’re a school-based administrator, perfect—visit 3 a day and you’ll be in great shape. If you’re a central office leader, go on a few learning walks with principals, and you’ll hit your target in […] .
Time to settle an argument: Kevin Kruse doesn’t like to-do lists. Sir Richard Branson does. Who’s right—the billionaire or the productivity expert? My friend Kevin Kruse, who was kind enough to include a bit of my advice in his book 15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management, argues that to-do lists are a waste […] .