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The latest on all student-centered models, leadership development, strategic planning, teacher retention, and all things innovation in K-12 education. We answer questions before you think to ask them.

Corey Ryan

Corey is a former journalist and Chief Communications Officer. He loves stories, comedy, family, and Star Wars cartoons.

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7Cs Practices  |  7Cs Teaching Resources

Seven reasons to include Tripod 7Cs in your Texas Teacher Incentive Allotment

School districts face an increasingly competitive market as districts grapple over teacher talent. In Texas, the state implemented a grant system called the Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA), where districts create criteria for designating “Master” teachers to reward their top performers. 

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Data  |  Surveys

Comparing the 7 Best Survey Tools

Surveys should be a part of every school’s planning. As a former school district administrator responsible for surveys, I learned a lot about what to do and what not to do. Above all else, creating a listening culture in your school or district can transform your next initiative and your overall results in supporting student success.

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Communication  |  Surveys

7 Mistakes to Avoid When Implementing a School Survey

Feedback has the ability to strengthen your new initiative or culture. But give a lousy survey, and you can set your school or district back in terms of trust, and you may lose the ability to gather important input in the future. Don’t turn a positive opportunity into a negative. 

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Data  |  District Leadership  |  Surveys  |  Teams & Culture

8 Questions to Consider when Designing a School Survey

When working on surveys for a large school district, I heard it all.  We don’t trust you with our survey data. What did you do with last year’s survey? This survey takes too long. What am I supposed to do with this survey data? Often when these responses arise, it’s due to poor survey design, poor follow through, and a less-than-authentic approach – all of which can erode trust and lead to unsupported claims. 

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Organizational Leadership & Change Management  |  Surveys  |  Teacher Retention

6 Strategies to Create a Staff Culture of Listening - Starting with Surveys

Addressing the staffing shortage in public schools may seem like running a marathon barefoot, uphill, and in the sweltering sun. When faced with an ever-expanding school and district improvement checklist, it’s human nature to pick the seemingly more manageable task first. Why not run the morning mile on the padded track instead of the impossible race? 

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