Educational Leadership Articles from Twitter that have moved my thinking about Educational LeadershipArticles I wish I had read prior to starting my journey as a Principal New to admin? Here is the best way to connect with your staff. With many people jumping into administrator roles that will be starting in the 2014-2015 school year, I am often asked, "What is the best way to connect with staff?" My answer to this? Connect with kids. Meaningful Staff Meetings I read this great post by Kristen Swanson yesterday on collaborative meetings. She shared some great insights from a meeting she attended on what should be done at a faculty meeting. Here were some of her suggestions: Give people an agenda with specific times and goals relative to each component of the meeting. Becoming More Receptive to Feedback: 3 Muscle-Builders! Something that began quite innocently one day a few years back has turned into an important ritual of mine at the start of each school year: writing a list of simple "rules to live by" in the quiet of my office after returning from summer break.