If we want to achieve results for students, it’s no secret that focus is essential. Schools that chase too many rabbits—to paraphrase the old saying—often catch none of them. To achieve sustained excellence, schools must have a clear vision, and pursue it single-mindedly (while also keeping everything else under control). And if you want to […] .
I’m proud to be a proponent of instructional leadership. So far, we’ve had over 9,000 leaders from at least 50 countries go through the 21-Day Instructional Leadership Challenge. But the bigger the banner, the more it starts to encompass misconceptions and distortions. And I had a terrifying thought this morning: What if the surge of […] .
This year, I’ve been challenging instructional leaders to get into 500 classrooms—we’re calling it the #500c challenge (full instructions are here). The response has been amazing—several people have emailed me to share that they’ve made dozens or even 100+ visits already—and dozens more have emailed me that they’re getting into three classrooms a day, every […] .