Meet Our Team: Joey Roane

In our new blog series, we are interviewing a member of the CT3 team about their background in education as well as the expertise that they each bring to their work with educators across the country. Why did you want to become a teacher/educator? In high school, I LOVED my history classes and began thinking […]

Meet Our Team: Meaghan Loftus

In our new blog series, we are interviewing a member of the CT3 team about their background in education as well as the expertise that they each bring to their work with educators across the country. Why did you want to become a teacher? During my junior year of college, I had a life-changing opportunity […]

Education Support: Affording the Support You Need

  You know that your educators need education support. You also know that professional development (PD) is the best way to help your teachers and leaders perform at the highest level for your students. However, you ALSO need social-emotional support for your students, AND technology AND a new copier… The list continues to grow, but […]

School Culture Quiz

School culture impacts everything we do as educators, and reflects our ability to meaningfully engage students. How is the school culture in your building? Below are questions to help you reflect. 1. Think about the first-person people see when they enter one of your schools. Does this person accurately represent the tone and mood of […]

Selling Your Team on Professional Development

Professional development for teachers

How do you sell your team on teacher professional development? You know your school needs coaching to raise expectations and increase teacher effectiveness, but how do you get teachers and school staff on board? In education, coaching is often viewed as a necessary evil, aimed at new or struggling teachers. It shouldn’t be! You owe […]

Repost: Do You Care Enough to Save a Life?

This post originally appeared in ASCD Inservice on February 27, 2017. As a turnaround principal of a high school in Washington, D.C, I lost more students to violence than I ever would have imagined. After losing five students in one year, I made a vow that I would tell all of my students, especially young […]

How to Build a Great Leadership Team

A leadership team is a group of people who lead organizations and work together to collaboratively serve organizational purposes in which they hold themselves accountable. It’s no secret that principals set the tone for an entire school community, driving the goals, culture, and practices of every staff member. I’ve had the opportunity to work with principals across the […]

The No-Nonsense Nurturer® Leader: Behaviors for Transformational School Leadership

A healthy culture is the essential foundation for any high-performing organization. While it is the collective responsibility of all adults in the school to develop, share, and protect it, the process of building this foundation is anchored heavily in the behaviors, habits, and mindsets of its leaders (Coyle, 2018). All leaders feed the culture of […]

Effectively Leading Change through Inspiration and Accountability

In my office, to the right of my desk, is a bookshelf. The first four shelves are filled with books about topics that you might expect: being an effective principal, promoting instructional improvement, and supporting students with special needs, to name a few.  The bottom and deepest shelf is stacked – vertically and horizontally – […]

4 Lessons for School Leaders from Sports Coaches

Head coaches of our national professional and collegiate sports teams are responsible for bringing some of the best and brightest together in order to make it to the championship. While each athlete is a star in their own right, these coaches are tasked with setting the tone and unifying the team around a singular mission. […]