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Welcome to The Principal Center!

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

At The Principal Center, we help school leaders:

  • Confidently get into classrooms every day
  • Have feedback conversations that change teacher practice
  • Discover their best opportunities for school improvement

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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Get The Book

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 Membership Program

As a member of The Instructional Leadership Association 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 Instructional Leadership Association 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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