Leadership in Education | Time Management Strategies for School Districts

An Educational Leadership Program for School Districts

THE MISSING LINK TO RAISING STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT

School administrators today face daunting pressure to transform traditional public schools into 21st-century learning environments. They must continue to meet the complex responsibilities inherent in managing day-to-day school operations, while striving to ensure that meaningful changes are implemented in classrooms. Given these challenges, it is not surprising that administrators are barely keeping pace.

Your principals step into their jobs with great hope for the future, ready to devote all of their energies to making a difference in the lives of students. Then, the inescapable reality sets in: They’re pulled in a hundred different directions as they try to make themselves responsive to everyone’s needs, while the mountains of paperwork and unanswered emails pile up. It takes 60 to 70 hours a week just to keep their heads above water, and that’s not counting the time needed to take care of their families and themselves. Eventually, principals lose sight of why they took the job in the first place, and they lose touch with where their true talents really lie.

Imagine for a moment that it doesn’t have to be this way, not for a day or even a minute. School principals can take control of their jobs, their calendars, and their lives. They can get off the path to burnout and get on a journey to regaining energy and enthusiasm for their work. They can do all of this and more with The Breakthrough Coach. Our proven Fundamental Practices™ give instructional leaders the ability to focus on the things that matter most, both professionally and personally. They learn how to systematically operationalize these practices over 12 months and achieve long-term, sustainable results by increasing efficiency, coaching their staffs, and most importantly, gaining work/life balance. Principals quickly discover why school leaders who participate in The Breakthrough Coach Program describe it as nothing short of life-changing.

Our immersive 2-Day School Leadership Course teaches administrators and their secretaries how to implement The Breakthrough Coach Fundamental Practices™ in their own environments. The program also provides Graduate Support and Graduate Courses to ensure long-term success. School leaders transform into school executives who experience themselves as energized, accomplished and personally fulfilled.

Your district’s administrators can achieve these results too. The Breakthrough Coach’s proven school management philosophy and Fundamental Practices™ enable instructional leaders to:

  • Spend 2 full days in classrooms every week
  • Increase efficiency
  • Empower and coach staff
  • Achieve work/life balance
  • Raise student achievement

The Breakthrough Coach Program teaches district administrative teams how to operationalize these practices systematically over 12 months, and to achieve long-term, sustainable results.

The 2-Day: The program begins with the 2-Day for all administrative teams. In this foundational course, The Breakthrough Coach introduces participants to a new philosophy of school management, combined with the Fundamental Practices™ that make it possible for administrators to spend two full days every week in classrooms. Follow-on support materials are provided to all graduates to aid in the process of adopting and executing these practices.

Personalized Executive Coaching During a district’s 12-month implementation, key cabinet-level administrators receive individual coaching from a Breakthrough Coach Master Practitioner to help them effectively model the program and support their administrative teams. This ongoing one-on-one guidance provides powerful listening and feedback in real time, along with strategic action items to move the entire district forward.

The Day 3: 2-Day Graduate teams reconvene four months into their Breakthrough Coach implementation for Day 3. Led by a Breakthrough Coach Master Practitioner, this interactive one-day session brings the teams together again to share, problem-solve and refine their individual application of the practices in order to achieve greater fidelity and amplify results.

District clients describe The Breakthrough Coach Program as powerful, life-changing and completely different from any other professional development program they have ever attended.

 

We encourage you and your administrators to experience the transformational effect of The Breakthrough Coach in your district.

“We’re seeing major progress in closing the achievement gap because our principals have spent the time in classrooms, recognizing that's their job. Having a focus on instructional leadership and providing principals tools to do that without burning them out I think has been a critical reason why we're finding the success in our district. ”

 
Dan Snowberger, Superintendent, Durango School District 9-R, Durango, CO