Productivity Workshop #3 Recording

Here's the video of Justin's 3rd productivity workshop:


Click here to watch on YouTube, or click here to download MP4.

In this workshop, we discuss what to do with all the work that has piled up on your desk while you were in classrooms being an instructional leader.

You'll learn the three components of high performance, and you'll see several examples of how you can ensure that you have complete systems in place for accomplishing your work with great efficiency.

In case you've missed any of our previous workshops, here's everything we've offered so far:

  1. Watch the introductory session to familiarize yourself with the Challenge
  2. Watch the TeachBoost training session with Jill
  3. Fill out the TeachBoost account setup form
  4. Watch Workshop #1 with Justin to learn powerful strategies to get into classrooms more and provide great feedback to teachers
  5. Watch Workshop #2 to learn more about qualitative data, and how to program the robot to make more of your work happen on autopilot, so you can focus on your work in classrooms.

More soon…stay tuned!

Final Productivity Workshop Wed, Oct 16

Dear Instructional Leaders,
Thanks for joining us for the Instructional Leadership Challenge! Our final workshop is this Wednesday, October 16 at 6pm Central/7pm Eastern.

Join us to learn more about how you can increase your productivity and effectiveness in the work of instructional leadership.

Access Details for Workshop #3 Live Session

Wednesday, October 16
4pm Pacific/5pm Mountain/6pm Central/7pm Eastern

Here’s the login link:
http://fuze.me/20956579
Try to join via internet audio in the Fuze app, but if that doesn’t work, you can dial in by phone:
+1-347-817-7654, or US toll-free 1-800-844-3988
Meeting Number: 20956579

Cheers,
Justin, Jill, and the #ILCHAL team
PS If you'd like to review any of our previous trainings, they're all linked here.

Reminder: 2nd TeachBoost Training Oct 1 3pm Pacific/6pm Eastern

We've reached the halfway point in the Instructional Leadership Challenge, and we now have over 440 participants from at least 8 countries. You can still invite a colleague by pointing them to our signup form at InstructionalLeadershipChallenge.com, and all the recordings from our past events are available here.

And now, on to today's news: Jill from TeachBoost will be leading a 2nd workshop on TeachBoost this afternoon, Tuesday, October 1 at 3pm Pacific/6pm Eastern.

We’ve had great feedback from participants who have started using TeachBoost, and we want to provide even more help with getting the most from this powerful tool.

Sign in then at https://join.me/teachboost

Productivity Workshop #2

Buenos Dias Instructional Leaders,
Thanks for being part of the Challenge! We had our 2nd productivity workshop last night, and it was great to engage with everyone who could join live.

In this workshop, we talked about:

  • The three tiers of the Challenge, and the possibilities that emerge when you can deliver high-quality feedback to every teacher, every week
  • The kinds of data you've probably been collecting in your walkthroughs—without realizing it (and why this data is just as important as any quantitative data you're collecting)
  • How to “program the robot” to make more of your work happen on autopilot, so you can devote your attention to what matters most

Here's the workshop recording

(Click here to watch on YouTube)

If you can't get to YouTube, here's a Dropbox download link (MP4 video file, 78MB)

Bonus: The Robot & the Future File

I thought I would also include an excerpt from one of my recent High-Performance Instructional Leadership Network workshops, called High-Performance Workflow, as a bonus video. This clip does a better job of explaining “the robot” and gives an example for handling paper documents that you'll need in the future, but don't need to have on your desk in the meantime.

(Click here to watch on YouTube, or click here to download 49MB MP4 video file from Dropbox)

In case you've missed any of our previous workshops, here's everything we've offered so far:

  1. Watch the introductory session to familiarize yourself with the Challenge
  2. Watch the TeachBoost training session with Jill
  3. Fill out the TeachBoost account setup form
  4. Watch Workshop #1 with Justin to learn powerful strategies to get into classrooms more and provide great feedback to teachers

What's Next? TeachBoost Training #2, Tuesday, October 1 @ 3pm Pacific/6pm Eastern

We've had great feedback from participants who have started using TeachBoost, and we want to provide even more help with getting the most from this powerful tool.

Jill from TeachBoost will be leading a 2nd workshop on Tuesday, October 1 at 3pm Pacific/6pm Eastern.

Sign in then at https://join.me/teachboost

Record Your Commitment

If you haven't committed to a tier of the Challenge, we'd love to have some data on what feels appropriate to you.

Reminder: Workshop #2 Wed 9/25 @ 6pm Central

Dear Instructional Leaders,
The Challenge is well underway, and I'm excited to share Workshop #2 with you Wednesday afternoon, 9/25 at 6pm Central Daylight Time, GMT -5.

In this workshop, we'll look at some data about what tier of commitment people are choosing (if you haven't committed yet, it's just one multiple-choice question – see below). You'll be surprised and encouraged!

From there, we'll move into a crucial question:

Now that I'm getting into classrooms and collecting data, what do I do with it?

I'll challenge the dominant perspective on walkthroughs a bit when we reach this topic. I want to support you in making the most of your walkthroughs, and that means looking a bit differently at the data you collect. I think you'll get a lot out of this section.

Then, we'll talk a bit more about productivity in the work of leadership, which is the focus of my research and professional work. I'll share what I believe is a key understanding for instructional leaders who want to perform at a high level, and what you can do to put this understanding into practice immediately.

I hope you can join us! We'll be recording in case you can't, and we'll have the recording available late Wednesday night. You should get a link on Thursday morning. But do join live if you can—it's a lot more enjoyable!

Access Details for Workshop #2 Live Session

Here’s the login link:
http://fuze.me/20956579
Try to join via internet audio in the Fuze app, but if that doesn’t work, you can dial in by phone:
+1-347-817-7654, or US toll-free 1-800-844-3988
Meeting Number: 20956579

Previous Workshops: See the complete list of links/videos here

Record Your Commitment

Our Next Two Workshops

Greetings Instructional Leaders! I hope you're cruising along with your classroom walkthroughs and other work at this busy time of year. I wanted to remind you of our 9/25 workshop and let you know about an additional free workshop we've added.

Productivity Workshop #2—Wednesday, Sept 25 @ 4pm Pacific/7pm Eastern

Next Wednesday, I'll be leading our 2nd workshop on productivity to help you get more done and make more time available for getting into classrooms…and make a bigger difference in that time. Mark your calendar for Wednesday, Sept 25 @ 4pm Pacific/7pm Eastern.

Here's the login link:
http://fuze.me/20956579
Try to join via internet audio in the Fuze app, but if that doesn't work, you can dial in by phone:
+1-347-817-7654, or US toll-free 1-800-844-3988
Meeting Number: 20956579

New TeachBoost Workshop—Tuesday, October 1 @ 3pm Pacific/6pm Eastern

We've had great feedback from participants who have started using TeachBoost, and we want to provide even more help with getting the most from this powerful tool. Jill from TeachBoost will be leading a 2nd workshop on Tuesday, October 1 at 3pm Pacific/6pm Eastern.

Sign in then at https://join.me/teachboost

So, how is your personal Challenge going? Let us know in the comments, or tweet using the hashtag #ilchal – and let us know how we can support you.

Recap: The Challenge So Far…and Your Commitment

Dear Challenge All-Stars,
We hope you are doing well as we enter the 2nd week of the Instructional Leadership Challenge. We've offered a number of workshops and asked you to complete a number of steps so far, and people have joined at varying times, so here's a recap:

Step 1: Watch the introductory session to familiarize yourself with the Challenge

Step 2: Watch the TeachBoost training session with Jill

Step 3: Fill out the TeachBoost account setup form

Step 4: Watch Workshop #1 with Justin to learn powerful strategies to get into classrooms more and provide great feedback to teachers

Step 5: Mark your calendar for Wednesday, September 25 @ 6pm Central (4pm Pacific/7pm Eastern), when we'll have our 2nd free productivity workshop.

Make A Commitment

In Workshop #1, I asked you to commit to one of three tiers of the Challenge:

Tier I:
3-5 classroom visits a day
Encouragement and “noticing”
Develop a habit of presence
Build classroom rapport

Tier II:
4-5 classroom visits a day
Specific feedback
Linked to evaluation criteria
Develop rapport & reputation for IL

Tier III
5-7 classroom visits a day
Detailed, narrative feedback
Linked to growth goals, evaluation criteria, & PD plan
Rich with student-focused evidence

Record Your Commitment

TeachBoost Account Setup

Dear Challenge All-Stars,
Thanks for being part of the Instructional Leadership Challenge. Our numbers continue to grow, and you can continue to invite your colleagues to register for the challenge and access all of our free resources.

If you've been through the TeachBoost training, the next step is to fill out this easy form to get your staff set up in the system. Jill and her team will put this information into your TeachBoost account so you can use it for taking notes, providing feedback, scheduling meetings, and other aspects of the process.

Click here to complete the account setup form

Sincerely,
Justin, Jill, & the Instructional Leadership Challenge team

P.S. Justin is offering his workshop iPad Essentials for School Leaders next week on September 11-12. While this workshop isn't included in the Challenge, you can get $20 off by entering your email address in the “promo code” field on the registration form.

iPad Essentials for School Leaders

TeachBoost Training Recording

runners

The Challenge has begun! We're challenging instructional leaders to commit to one of three tiers of involvement in classrooms. Leave a comment or tweet with the hashtag #ilchal and share your goal!

If you haven't signed up for a TeachBoost training with Jill, you can still do so here.

If you aren't able to attend any of the live sessions, here's a recorded session:

If you would prefer to download an MP4 video of this training, please click here to download (40MB).

Thanks for joining the Challenge. We're still accepting new registrants (currently over 375 people are signed up!), and since today is the first school day of the Challenge, it's a great day to join! Everything is available on-demand:
Intro session explaining the Challenge
Workshop #1 on productivity and making time for the work of instructional leadership
TeachBoost training (above)

Workshop #1 Recording: Getting Into Classrooms & Providing Feedback

Thanks for being part of the Instructional Leadership Challenge! We held our first full workshop on Wednesday afternoon, and the recording is posted below.

In this workshop, we explore:

  • Why classroom time matters for instructional leaders
  • How to overcome the barriers and make time to be in classrooms
  • How to provide high-quality feedback to teachers—more easily and in less time than ever before
  • The #1 mistake principals make when scheduling time to be in classrooms (you'll want to avoid this mistake or you'll fail virtually every time!)

I also challenge you to accept one of 3 tiers of the Challenge:

Tier I

3-5 classroom visits a day
Encouragement and “noticing”
Develop a habit of presence
Build classroom rapport

Tier II

4-5 classroom visits a day
Specific feedback
Linked to evaluation criteria
Develop rapport & reputation for IL

Tier III

5-7 classroom visits a day
Detailed, narrative feedback
Linked to growth goals, evaluation criteria, & PD plan
Rich with student-focused evidence

Workshop Recording

Workshop 1 – Getting Into Classrooms & Providing Feedback
(MP4 video download, 75MB)

Or watch via YouTube

TeachBoost Software Training

A powerful tool we're providing to support you in the Challenge is TeachBoost, which I believe is the best software on the market for managing walkthroughs, observations, and evaluations—everything from scheduling to notetaking to feedback.

To get started with TeachBoost, please RSVP for a live session with Jill.

Sincerely,
Justin Baeder
Director, The Principal Center
1-800-861-5172