Time Management

Hour Blocking Is The Secret to Effective Time Management

Time management is an essential skill, and hour blocking is an easy and powerful way to master this skill.You can use it to block off hours in your schedule and get more things finished. It enables you to take control of the minutes in each day. Follow this process to take advantage of this valuable […]

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Well-being

9 Tips for Teachers To Prevent Burnout

If you put students first and have an undeniable passion to teach, sooner or later, working long hours without taking time to recharge will likely lead to burnout. Burnout can leave you feeling tired and resentful. It’s essential to recognize the signs early to pace yourself and be effective at your job. Top teachers, who […]

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Documents

New Teacher Support Form

This form can be used to support new teachers in your department. It allows them to check off things they need help with to get additional support.

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Interviews

Tenisha Wade – Department Leaders Spotlight

Tenisha Wade is a teacher at Robert O. Gibson Leadership Academy. She shares tips on how to build relationships with teachers and the importance of finding commonalities. Mrs. Wade also talks about challenges department leaders need to overcome. Enjoy the spotlight.

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Challenges

Department Leader’s Challenge # 2

Here is Department Leader’s Challenge Number Two. Arrive to school early and tape a snicker bar on the board of all teachers in your department. Write or print a poster with the words, “Break the tape when you need a break. You are appreciated.” When your teachers notice the candy bar and the message, it […]

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Meeting Intros

What Do We Have To Talk About Now – Melmo

This is a great video you can use at the start of your department meeting. It’s Crazy Melmo the puppet, who wants to know why we need to have a meeting. It’s funny, quick, and sure to make your teachers laugh.

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Leadership

5 Ways to Avoid Micro Managing for Department Leaders

Are you guilty of micromanaging? The reality is that micromanagement is extremely difficult for most people to steer clear of. There’s usually something innate that tells you the only way something can get done correctly is if you do it yourself or closely monitor as someone else does it. The side-effect of micromanaging usually ends […]

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Leadership

Motivation Secrets of Great Department Leaders

Great Department Leaders know how to motivate others. Since the amount you can accomplish on your own is limited, it’s necessary to have the assistance of others. Someone that can motivate others to do their best has an incredibly valuable talent. When you can inspire others, you can accomplish much more.

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