Welcome to The Principal Center!

How can you make time to get into classrooms—without falling behind on everything else?

At The Principal Center, it's our goal to help you get into classrooms every day.

It doesn't require superhuman effort; it just requires:

  • Strategies that keep you focused on the right priorities
  • Tools that increase your efficiency
  • Habits that maximize your consistency

To help you develop these systems and start getting into classrooms right away, I've created a free program called the Instructional Leadership Challenge.

More than 10,000 school leaders in 50 countries around the world have accepted the Challenge. Will you? Sign up here.

​Justin Baeder


The Principal Center

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Now We're Talking! 21 Days to High-Performance Instructional Leadership will give you an actionable, realistic plan for getting into classrooms and having conversations with teachers that actually change their practice.

About Our Pro Membership Program

As a Pro Member of The Principal Center you'll gain access to our library of on-demand trainings to help you build capacity for instructional leadership—plus two new live webinar trainings each month.

As part of our Pro Membership Program, you'll gain access to the Repertoire Instructional Walkthrough Application. Repertoire is designed to help you take notes and send written feedback to teachers in dramatically less time—while helping you build your repertoire of helpful feedback phrases.

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