Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you walked into your child’s room at home, looked around, gave him a quick nod, and then left him a walkthrough-form listing the pros and cons of your short visit?
None of us would ever think about building relationships by practices like that with our family. But what about our school family? As principals, sometimes we may be unconsciously practicing routines that strain instead of strengthen school relationships.
He was gracious enough to allow me to repost the interview here. Here are some takeaways from our conversation:
Why is messaging so important?
In every setting of school, amazing learning and moments are happening every day that not a lot of people know about. In the humility of our service as educators, we are often hesitant to brag about our schools. On a national scale, this has created a crisis with a political landscape that now assumes most schools are failing. How can we make a commitment to celebrating the positives so often that those moment drown out the negative ones? Continue reading →
Although I was not disciplined enough to do the 21-Days, I was super impressed with the instruction, content, quality and value Justin is offering to school leaders.
When he agreed to a Q & A for Principal Matters, I was thrilled. My goal in posting interviews with successful leaders like Justin is to inspire us to reflect on how our own choices, goals, and actions can affect our lives, our leadership, and our teams. Continue reading →