How to Handle Uncertainty

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want to Miss:
  • The way things are going, we will need to become more comfortable with uncertainty. That doesn’t mean that we have to give into it entirely. There are still ways to provide an anchor for your teachers, students, and community in spite of these uncertain times.
  • There are 4 things you can do to provide teachers with certainty during these times. As you practice these more, you can offer teachers direction and surety even when you don’t have all the answers yourself.
  • There is also one thing you can do to ensure that you stay focused on the right things in the midst of all these distractions. If you can keep your focus, you can still turn your school into a success story this school year.

Things have been uncertain for quite some time now so it's fair to say that we need to get used to uncertainty. And while this might feel overwhelming to some, Builders have a way of handling uncertainty that keeps them focused on their goals in spite of how things might change.

In this episode, discover how Builders successfully navigate uncertain times, 4 things you can do right now to help your teachers deal with uncertainty and calm their feelings of overwhelm, and 1 thing that you can do to keep your focus in the midst of all the distractions right now. By the time you're done, you'll be able to manage these uncertain times and still turn your school into a success story this year #LikeABuilder.

Check out these highlights:

  • Did you hear the good news? We’re filming a brand new online course about how to help every teacher to grow 1 level, in 1 domain, in 1 year or less and you can attend the course for free. Just join the School Leadership Reimagined facebook group and we’ll livestream the course as we film it October 12-14, 2021. You can join the facebook group here.  
  •  Have you always wanted to attend Builder’s Lab but could never get away? We’ve designed a virtual Builder’s Lab that will be unlike any online or virtual event you’ve ever experienced. It’s called Builder’s Lab 360 Experience and it’s going to have all the things we love most about Builder’s Lab plus a few more upgrades that make it even MORE powerful! Go to www.mindstepsinc.com/builders-lab to get your tickets.
  • One of the most frustrating parts of this pandemic is all the uncertainty it’s created. Why we may have to get comfortable with uncertainty this school year.
  • How Builders keep their school focused on doing the right work even in uncertain times.
  • How you can reassure teachers even when you don’t have all the answers.
  • Why protecting teachers’ confidence is so important right now and how you can do it without giving them a false sense of security.
  • How you can offer teachers clear direction even when the directives from your district seem unclear or subject to change.
  • How to help teachers understand their next best move and keep them focused on doing the right work the right way.
  • What you can do to keep yourself focused in the midst of distractions.
  • Why the actions you take right now can determine the story you’ll be telling next year.
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