The Principal Center - Building Capacity for Instructional Leadership

Thank you for requesting the Classroom Visit Index Cards!

Important—here's how to use the notecards, which should arrive in your inbox momentarily:

  1. Have your admin assistant write out one card for each teacher, and keep the cards in a stack
  2. Every day, have your admin assistant hand you the top 3 cards from the stack. These are the teachers to visit for the day. 
  3. Note the date and subject/period of your visit on each card, as you visit and talk with each teacher.
  4. Put these three cards on the bottom of the stack at the end of the day.
  5. If you miss someone, put their card on the top of the stack so you can try again tomorrow.

Here's how one of our members prepared the notecards with teacher schedules, following the 3-a-day plan I outline in Now We're Talking! 21 Days to High-Performance Instructional Leadership:

Now, I don't want anything to keep you from getting into classrooms, so I want to make this very easy...

We have these cards printed up 5,000 at a time for our members, and we'd be happy to send you some to welcome you on board as a new Instructional Leadership Association member. 

Try Instructional Leadership Association membership for just $19 for 30 days, and we'll send you:

  • A stack of 100 classroom visit notecards (or more if you need them)
  • A quick-start guide and accompanying video program, the Instructional Leadership Challenge
  • My book, Now We're Talking! 21 Days to High-Performance Instructional Leadership
  • Instant access to the audiobook and our other programs for instructional leaders

The Challenge is our fast-start video program that has helped more than 10,000 leaders in 50+ countries make a habit of visiting three teachers a day, every day. 

You can go through the whole Challenge today, and start applying new practices immediately, so you can have feedback conversations that actually change teacher practice. 

Membership is $47/month, but to help you get into classrooms quickly, we've included a $28 discount when you join below, so it's just $19 for your first month. 

Plus, the Challenge and the book are yours to keep, even if you cancel (and cancelling is very easy—just shoot us an email or leave us a voicemail at 1-800-861-5172). 

When you register below, our system will send your login info to your email inbox, and you'll be able to sign in and access the whole Instructional Leadership Challenge—plus everything else—in our member dashboard. 

You'll also find the unabridged audiobook of Now We're Talking in your member dashboard, so you can listen while you're on the go.

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What's Included

The Instructional Leadership Challenge, our fast-start video training program that has helped more than 10,000 administrators in 50 countries make a habit of getting into 3 classrooms a day

Now We're Talking! 21 Days to High-Performance Instructional Leadership (Solution Tree), which will give you a complete 21-day plan for classroom walkthroughs ($29.95 value)

The unabridged audiobook of Now We're Talkingso you can listen in the car or around the house ($29.95 value)

The Instructional Leadership Show, our weekly video podcast to help you deepen your instructional leadership practice according to the High-Performance Instructional Leadership Roadmap

Repertoire, our walkthrough app for instructional leaders who want to have evidence-driven feedback conversations with teachers

Ascend Live, our weekly video podcast on the job search for educators seeking their next-level instructional leadership role

The Instructional Leadership Association Planner, our printable monthly planner with 2-page spreads to help you track your time, priorities, and classroom conversations using the Achievement Science Daily Scorecard

The Marshall Memo, a weekly summary of the most important news and research for K-12 educators ($50 value)

The Inbox Overhaul, our program for leaders who want to end email overwhelm and use email as a leadership tool

From The Director

Justin Baeder, PhD

Director, The Principal Center

I believe that being a school administrator is one of the most rewarding and challenging jobs in the world. We have the opportunity to impact students' lives forever—but so much can get in the way. There's too much to do, too many challenges to manage, and never enough time.

Our mission at The Principal Center is to help you address each of these barriers by building your school's capacity for instructional leadership.

If you want to take your leadership—and your school—to the next level, I hope you'll join us.


Justin Baeder, PhD

Money-Back Guarantee

We believe our program will transform your productivity, give you the tools you need to build the capacity for distributed instructional leadership in your school, and multiply your impact on student learning.

You’ll be amazed at the transformation that takes place in your ability to accomplish the work of leadership and move your school forward. We are fully committed to making our program the most powerful professional development for instructional leaders anywhere.

If you are not satisfied with the our program for any reason, contact us within 30 days for a full refund.