George Lucas Educational Foundation

School Leadership

Discover the challenges, strategies, and triumphs of troubleshooting, guiding, and inspiring not just a classroom, but an entire academic community.

  • Making Teams More Collaborative

    Simple but powerful advice: clear roles, expectations, and reflection can improve collaboration.
    James Hilton Harrell
  • 5 Strategies to Minimize Bad Leadership Decisions

    When school administrators make lots of tough calls, the quality of decisions later in the day tends to suffer. Here’s how to minimize that effect.
  • 7 Tips for Effective School Leadership

    Streamline decision-making and improve communication—and staff buy-in—with these simple strategies.
  • 7 Ways to Make Teaching a More Sustainable Profession

    Tips for school leaders seeking to foster an environment that supports, engages, and motivates teachers.
  • The Power of Being Seen

    How well do you know your students? In a Nevada school, a simple strategy pushes teachers to look beyond the lessons.
    Holly Korbey
  • Making Sure Each Child Is Known

    A middle school in Nevada uses a simple strategy to build deeper connections between teachers and students.
  • 4 Tips for Principals From a Parent Who Knows the Job

    Transitioning from elementary school principal to room parent opened up a new perspective on what it means to lead a school.
  • Responding Calmly to Upset Parents

    When an angry email shows up in the inbox, it can be tempting to respond in kind. These five tips from a middle school principal lead to better responses.
  • The Evolution of a Trauma-Informed School

    Two years after Edutopia filmed trauma-informed practices at a Nashville school, we check in with the principal to see what has changed.
  • A Public School Makes the Case for ‘Montessori for All’

    A Title I public school in rural South Carolina is proving that Montessori education can work well anywhere.
  • The Benefits of Teaching for Administrators

    Teaching a class gives administrators an opportunity to develop deeper empathy and better understanding of classroom challenges.
  • Portrait of a Turnaround Principal

    What does it take to turn a low-performing school around? A principal finds success by focusing on both love and high expectations.
  • Key Strategies for Reducing Friction Over Student Discipline

    Principals and teachers must work hard at alignment when it comes to the difficult—and evolving—question of student discipline.
  • Creating Effective Professional Learning Communities

    If managed well, these teams can help teachers innovate in the classroom and improve student outcomes.