Many teachers across the country are struggling with feeling overwhelmed and wanting to leave the profession. To keep and encourage the best teachers to stay for the long haul, administrators need to demonstrate their commitment and leadership. To build resilient leadership in schools during challenging times, education leaders need to cultivate positive school cultures that encourage learning and joy. The most effective school cultures make children and adults feel seen, heard, valued, and respected.
Instead of focusing their monthly faculty meetings on logistical items that could really be sent in an email, Tracey emphasized the impact of the mindsets on shifting school culture. These meetings put team-building front and center and introduced their “Mindset of the Month.”