For maximum impact, let intention drive your actions.
Leading a team means more than running meetings. It’s leading collaborative learning for continuous improvement. Like effective teachers in the classroom, skillful team leaders decide what they are aiming to achieve and make small, intentional moves to produce powerful learning outcomes for teachers and students.
In this long-awaited follow-up to her best-selling book, The Skillful Team Leader, acclaimed educator Elisa MacDonald presents nearly 150 effective moves, organized by intention, for any educator who leads a team.
In this book, you'll find strategies to lead with purpose and direction, including how to:
- foster an inclusive environment and strengthen team trust
- interrupt bias and cultivate diverse perspectives
- navigate resistance and manage conflict
- facilitate data analysis
- lead peer observation
- assess your team’s collaboration
and so much more!
Written in a practitioner-friendly format with a light tone and relatable stories, this is a must-have book for all team leaders and those who support them in your school.
Even goals that technically meet the SMART criteria—specific, measurable, attainable, results-driven, and time-bound—don't always advance student learning. Skillful team leaders align goals to priorities and ensure people have a heartfelt commitment to reaching them.