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The 8 Guideposts to Prepare for an Amazing School Year


Soon the last weeks of summer will be upon us, the new school year is right around the corner.

New beginnings always have a few pieces to them. There is the joy of something new and there is the anticipation of the transitions.

Sometimes we can overthink the new year – which is why I created this episode.

In today’s episode, I share the eight guideposts to prepare you for an amazing school year.

As a school leader, you probably will spend at least some of your summer vacation planning for the new school year.

While planning and organizing are important,

It’s equally vital to understand how to prepare your OWN mindset for the new year.

Remember the ripple effect episode I did in the beginning? You are at the center of it all.

In a nutshell, I talk about:

  • What happens in moments of survival when survival becomes a habit.
  • The 8 signs of survival habits and what to do in order to get out of survival mode.
  • Powerful strategies to gear you up and set you up for success for the new school year.
  • Why asking for help is a huge component of my leadership philosophy.

… and so much more!

Resources and links mentioned in this episode:

Want your staff to be more confident and resilient? Pre-Order the Confidence and Resiliency Training HERE

  • Want your team to be resilient in the face of constant changes?
  • Your staff need tools and strategies to learn how to choose how they show up


They can choose their attitude.

They can choose how they respond.

And you can train them how to do that In this 30 minutes guided training with me I will walk your team through the 3 essential ingredients to become confident.

They will learn the mindset of how to show up as a warrior, not a victim.

And you’ll get a facilitator’s guide with questions to lead the workshop like a pro!!

Just in time for August Professional Development – Pre-Order the Confidence and Resiliency Training HERE

All the scripts and questions you need so you are prepared.

No spending hours preparing for PD.

It’s ready and here for you! It will be delivered to you by August 2nd


Here are some other ways The Schools of Excellence can help you and your staff.

Access the Intentional Play Builder HERE

Access ​the School Leadership Toolkit HERE

Access ​the Early Childhood Teacher Bundle HERE

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More about the show:

If you are an Early Childhood director or owner, prepare to transform your school and life with the Schools of Excellence podcast. Tune in each week to learn from Chanie Wilschanski, the founder and host of the Schools of Excellence Podcast and a mom of 4 little kids. Each episode will be packed with tools and strategies – equipping you to build schools with higher staff retention, teacher motivation, parent partnership, collaborative culture, and beautiful quality of life.

Every week, Chanie shares the truth about the journey to excellence, the strategies that are working TODAY, and the mindset about the critical decisions and choices that you make every day which impact yourself, your teachers, parents, family, and children who you serve every day.

In addition to weekly solo episodes, she’ll also be inviting industry leaders and the changing makers of the landscape of education to give listeners the inside knowledge of what it takes to sustain excellence.

Don’t miss an episode, subscribe today for everything you need for your leadership journey!