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Qualities Every Teacher Leader Should Have

Qualities Every Teacher Leader Should Have

Teachers truly are heroes. A teacher has the ability to shape the thoughts and minds of a young future generation. But being a teacher isn't easy. They often work long hours preparing materials, talking with parents, and teaching children. In order to thrive in the...

What Is Teacher Leadership?

What Is Teacher Leadership?

Teacher leadership involves leading the charge outside of the classroom. Often, people lump teacher leaders with team leaders, but this is inaccurate. The leadership role of a teacher isn't found in a job title. It's considered to be a process; it's one that involves...

The Role of Empathy in Leadership

The Role of Empathy in Leadership

Every type of organization needs a leader. While some people think they are born leaders, other people believe that hard work, self-discipline, and effort help to create leaders. One trait that successful businesspeople often share is showing empathy for the people...

How to Communicate Better as a Leader

How to Communicate Better as a Leader

Leaders influence change by encouraging those around them to work towards a common goal. A leader’s most potent tool to influence people is communication.    Effective communication and influential leadership are intertwined. Effective communication plays a...

Books Every Education Leader Should Read

Books Every Education Leader Should Read

School administration research shows that operating a school is a highly challenging activity. Therefore, school administrators can flawlessly manage students, teachers and create an excellent environment for learning and utilizing their services. They also ensure the...

How to Earn Respect as a Leader

How to Earn Respect as a Leader

If you have a leadership role at your job, gaining the respect of your peers is paramount to pulling off successful projects. The role of a leader doesn't automatically get you respect. As they say, respect is earned. If your team sees that you lack the qualifications...

Activities That Build Leadership Skills

Activities That Build Leadership Skills

Whether you are already in a leadership role or you are aspiring to tap into the leader that exists inside you, engaging in activities that will help grow leadership skills is a valuable investment in yourself.  A popular activity that may help give you more insight...

Why New Teachers Need Mentors

Why New Teachers Need Mentors

Mental, physical, and emotional exhaustion overwhelms many teachers in the first years of their profession. Some even decide to resign, primarily if they work in a demanding environment and do not feel the performance matches their input. A bumpy entry creates a need...

Why Leadership Is an Act of Kindness

Why Leadership Is an Act of Kindness

The connection between kindness and leadership may seem far-fetched. However, that is not entirely the case. When it comes to leadership, empathy is portrayed as a weakness. Kind leaders are seen not to have the capacity to make difficult decisions. Most companies...

Ways That Teachers Influence Their Students

Ways That Teachers Influence Their Students

Some of the most influential people in an individual’s life are the teachers that they looked up to. As an educator, the example you set for your students is closely studied, for better or worse. What teachers don’t realize is that they can influence their students in...