Category Archives for "Buildership"

Episode 262 – The Ultimate Guide to Attracting, Interviewing, and Onboarding Your Next AP

EPISODE 262The Ultimate Guide to Attracting, Interviewing, and Onboarding Your Next APBiggest Takeaways You Don’t Want to Miss:What is it about your school that would make someone WANT to work there?All too often, we work hard to recruit someone to work in our school and then abandon them once they’re hired.How you onboard someone to […]

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Episode 261 – Rewind: Student Focus Group

EPISODE 261Rewind: Student Focus GroupBiggest Takeaways You Don’t Want to Miss:Being a Builder is not just about giving others feedback. Feedback for Builders is a two-way street. That’s why Builders are deliberate about collecting, analyzing, and reflecting on the feedback they get from others and they use this feedback to become better Builders.Student Focus Groups […]

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Episode 259 – Four Battle-Tested Interview Questions to Help you Find and Hire Master Teachers

EPISODE 259Rewind: Four Battle-Tested Interview Questions to Help you Find and Hire Master TeachersBiggest Takeaways You Don’t Want to Miss:Most people hire for skill and fire for will. That means that you should be using your interview process not just to determine teacher skill; The more powerful way to use interviews is to suss out […]

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Episode 258 – Why you should be conducting Exit Interviews

EPISODE 258Why you should be conducting Exit InterviewsBiggest Takeaways You Don’t Want to Miss:Want to know what teachers really think of you? Try talking to a teacher who is leaving. An Exit Interview is a powerful way to provide closure for you and for any teacher who is leaving, so why don’t more principals do them?Exit […]

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Episode 257 – Here’s why you’re feeling overwhelmed

EPISODE 257Here’s why you’re feeling overwhelmedBiggest Takeaways You Don’t Want to Miss:Are you working ON your school or IN your school?The reason we feel overwhelmed is because we’re carrying around unmade decisions. Next school year is being built right now. If you wait until the summer to work on your school, it’s really too late. If you […]

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Episode 256 – Why Some Teachers Resist Your Support (and what you can do about it)

EPISODE 256Why Some Teachers Resist Your Support (and what you can do about it)Biggest Takeaways You Don’t Want to Miss:We tend to feed what we need. In other words, we often offer teachers the support WE would want if we were in their shoes rather than the support they actually need.The way we were trained […]

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Episode 254 – Three Ways to Tell if Someone is Really a Builder

EPISODE 254The cheat code to successBiggest Takeaways You Don’t Want to Miss:3 Ways to tell if someone is truly a Builder — The Bigness of their vision, the Length of their time horizons, and the Quality of the problems they solve. When it comes to solving problems Bosses focus on tactics, Leaders focus on strategies, and […]

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Episode 253 – The cheat code to success

EPISODE 253The cheat code to successBiggest Takeaways You Don’t Want to Miss:A mediocre plan executed consistently will outperform a stellar plan done inconsistently.Instead of looking for the next big thing, just get better at what’s already working.You can’t just duct tape initiatives together and hope that they will work. Most of your plans would have succeeded […]

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