teacher leadership

8 Ways to Lead: A Mindset Shift for Teachers

Mention the word, “leader,” and many people conjure up an image of a larger-than-life character who seemingly single-handedly transforms their organization for the better. A leader, as many also erroneously believe, is determined by having a title or position of importance. John Maxwell said, “Leadership is influence, nothing more and nothing less.” Teachers all over […]

Three Benefits of Being a Teacherpreneur

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A teacherpreneur? What’s that? Ok…this is actually a term that has been growing over the past few years, so you may have heard of it. If you haven’t, a “teacherpreneur” is an educator who uses their talents and business savvy to share their work, passion, and philosophy with others. (You can read more about them […]

Stop Hiding and Start Standing Out While Teaching

Don’t Believe What They Tell You… I distinctively remember during in my first year of teaching; a colleague telling me: “Hey, your first year of teaching…just blend in and fly under the radar toget through it.” I also remember nodding my head and smiling as I thought, “WHY?” I made the decision, then and there, […]

The User’s Manual To Design Thinking Your Teaching


I have a confession to make. I’ve become obsessed with Design Thinking. It’s gotten to the point where I “Design Thinking” everything. How do I Design Thinking my lunch? How do I Design Thinking my classroom phone policy? How do I Design Thinking teaching? Teaching? Yep. Let’s do that. What I love about Design Thinking […]

Teacher Leadership: When Your Hands Feel Tied


Over the span of my career, I’ve worked with outstanding principals, very poor principals, and all of those in between. Leadership in a school makes a difference! Arne Duncan, the former U.S. Secretary of Education, said, “There are no good schools without good principals. It just doesn’t exist. And where you have great principals, good […]

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