The summer might be halfway over, but there’s still plenty of time for school administrators to prepare for the next school year. One way to prep for September is to check out some TED Talks that share new tips, best practices, and inspiring stories for administrators.

Whether it’s how to improve your school with a limited budget or how to help your teachers be the best educators they can be, TED Talks offer advice and stories from education experts around the globe–and all for free. This summer we’ve been taking a look at TED Talks that everyone should watch over break–from teachers and parents to college students. Stayed tuned for more in the series.

This week, we have top TED Talks that school administrators should watch before the next school year.

    1. Linda Cliatt-Wayman: How to Fix a Broken School? Lead Fearlessly, Love Hard
      On Linda Cliatt-Wayman’s first day as principal at a failing high school in North Philadelphia, she was determined to lay down the law. But she soon realized the job was more complex than she thought. She shares the three principles that helped her turn around three schools labeled “low-performing and persistently dangerous.”

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