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Leading Through Crisis? Be S.M.A.R.T. – Charles Williams

Leading Through Crisis? Be S.M.A.R.T. – Charles Williams

EDx Talks

How do we respond to crises through the lens of a systematic, thoughtful, and meaningful process? Charles Williams, a K-8 Principal from Illinois, presented at SchoolRubric’s live professional development session on May 30, 2020 on S.M.A.R.T, a simple acronym that reflects some profound principles for managing teams through crises. In addition to his role as a K-8 Principal, Charles is also the founder of CW Consulting, host of The Counter Narrative Podcast, and a recognized author and speaker.

Click here to view the presentation:

  • 0:00 SchoolRubric Professional Development Introduction
  • 0:41 Presentation Begins
  • 1:46 We Can Always Choose How We Respond
  • 1:58 Why be S.M.A.R.T?
  • 3:05 Slow Down
  • 4:16 Make Lists
  • 7:54 Acceptance
  • 9:00 Refocus
  • 9:32 Track Progress
  • 11:48 How to Connect With Charles

Charles Williams has served in urban education for 15 years as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal while working with students in grades PK - 12. He has developed innovative programs and structures that have resulted in successful schools in both Indiana and Illinois. He has also presented and spoken at numerous events. Charles is the founder of CW Consulting, an Educational Consulting Group, the host of the Counter Narrative Podcast, and the host of Real Educators Talk, a monthly discussion designed to engage educators in authentic conversations around education.


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