School Leadership Reimagined - Are The Resources You Provide Teachers Helping or Hurting?

EPISODE 135

Are The Resources You Provide Teachers Helping or Hurting?

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want to Miss:
  • Although our intentions are good, not every resource we give teachers is actually helping. In fact, many of the resources we offer create more stress, more frustration, and more overwhelm.
  • If your resource only addresses a symptom and not the root cause, it is doomed to fail you. 
  • We often need to check our own motives for offering teachers resources. If we are using a resource to “teacher proof” teaching, then we are using a resource for the wrong reasons.
  • If we offer teachers resources, we must also create the conditions in which they use them.

Have you ever given teachers a new resource only to have them complain or reject it all together? Well, it may not be that your teachers are resistant. The REAL reason many teachers don't welcome your resources could be the resource itself.

A resource that is meant to help can actually hurt teachers' effectiveness. That's why in this week's "Versus" episode, we're sharing 3 questions you should ask yourself before giving teachers any new resource. Once you get into the habit of examining your resources this way, you'll be able to give teachers resources they'll actually welcome #LikeABuilder.

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  • Why so many teachers see new resources as a source of stress, frustration, and overwhelm.
  • How to tell if a resource will actually work for your situation.
  • Why you can’t “teacher-proof” teaching and why you shouldn’t even try.
  • How to use the 6 E’s to set teachers up for success when using a new resource.
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