Justin Baeder on High-Performance Instructional Leadership

Justin Baeder, PhD. helps school leaders transform their productivity, build capacity for instructional leadership, and multiply their impact on student learning.

Justin's keynote presentations inspire school administrators to combine strategies, tools, and habits to create personal and organization-level systems for high performance.

For speaking rates and availability, please contact The Principal Center using the button below.

Justin is the author of Now We're Talking! 21 Days to High-Performance Instructional Leadership. In the book, Justin presents a results-driven approach that far surpasses traditional walkthrough models of feedback for teachers.

  • Understand how daily classroom observation can help you make informed decisions that foster rich relationships with teachers, improve professional practices, reduce stress, and increase student learning.
  • Discover how to conduct teacher evaluations and classroom walkthroughs to improve teaching and learning, fostering high-performance results and high-quality instructional leadership.
  • Take part in 21 days of action challenges toward making teacher observations and giving feedback to teachers after observation a daily practice.

The High-Performance Instructional Leadership 1-Day Intensive

The Intensive focuses on four major components of High-Performance Instructional Leadership:

  • The High-Performance Instructional Leadership Model
  • Two Key Habits for Instructional Leaders 
  • High-Impact Instructional Conversations 
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    Mastering High-Performance Classroom Observations 

Pre-conference and other formats available

Resources for High-Performance Instructional Leaders

Become a member of The Instructional Leadership Association and gain access to all of our webinars, mini-courses, the Repertoire instructional leadership app, and our exclusive professional network.

To become a member of the association, visit 

Principal Center Radio brings you the best in professional practice for school leaders, in an audio format that you can access on the go.

PCR is hosted by Justin Baeder. Guests include, Charlotte Danielson, Matt Miller, Stephanie Hirsh, Russell Quaglia, John Hattie, Dr. Richard Sorenson, and many more!

More than 10,000 administrators in 50 countries have taken Justin's Instructional Leadership Challenge.

For more information on The Challenge, visit