“Don’t do as I do; do as I say.” I used to say this to my students when I goofed up during coaching or even giving a speech and would do the exact same thing that I tell them NOT to do. As coaches we expect our students to run faster, climb higher, keep up stamina far better than we do with the proper techniques; as educators, we do our best to teach our students to not bore the audience, share engagingly, ask the “So What?” in everything that they do. Let’s pause and reflect: do we do that as leaders? What do we do with inspired and excited teachers when the come back from empowering conferences with big ideas? How and what can we gather as “data” to keep that positive momentum strong? Come explore ways to find a balance between what we know is awesome and what we feel we must do in the current structure of education that places emphasis on the prestige of traditional programs. Let’s try to do what makes sense, empowering our teachers to run faster, climb higher and not lose steam… and do it with them.