Too Many Irons in the Fire – Teacher Burnout

Teacher burnout is real. It’s frequent. It’s harmful. It’s not shameful, but it does need to be addressed. This post is a book review of The Burn Book, chapter 8 “Too Many Irons in the Fire.” The Burn Book offers 8 strategies to recognize and extinguish teacher burnout by author Colleen Schmit. In this book… Continue reading Too Many Irons in the Fire – Teacher Burnout

Students, Relationships and Choices

PRINCIPAL PERSPECTIVES  –  Cristobal Saldana  –  Our featured principal this week is a  father of four, a life-long learner, an ND alumnus, EdD,  and Assistant Principal at Pflugerville High School in Texas.  Student Relationships and Choices Principal Perspectives #10, March 18, 2019 Children are sensitive and perceptive. They constantly process tone and nuance, both consciously and… Continue reading Students, Relationships and Choices

Why Do Principals Leave? Attrition and Turnover Research

Why is it that about 1 in 5 principals leave their school each year? What causes principals to leave low-income schools faster than higher-income communities? Why are principals leaving the profession? Here’s a research article you can download from the National Center for Educational Statistics. This discontinuity in leadership often impedes school success by disrupting… Continue reading Why Do Principals Leave? Attrition and Turnover Research