I have a hot pink sign that’s right beside my computer that says, “If you want people to embrace your vision, you must continue your pursuit of them.” As a school leader, my job is to pursue every teacher in this building, to help connect them to their peers and their students, and to help them find their passions.

You might call it “giving them ownership of their work,” but I call it “loving on my teachers.” I firmly believe that if you connect with their hearts, their minds will follow. Part of loving on your teachers is...

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  • About the Author:

    Tracey Smith is the principal at Brookwood Elementary School in Forsyth County, Georgia. Follow her on Twitter @tbsmith01.