What are your leading indicators?
I was having a discussion with a principal who was talking about the classroom walkthroughs that her district leadership was emphasizing. She asked my help with a concept and I in turn am asking Leadertalk bloggers and readers. Here's the question (I'll outline the context below the question)
By the same token, what are some indicators that you pay attention to inside your school that give you a sense of what is happening in your school? These indicators give you a sense of what is working and not working (kind of like the old story of the canary in the coal mine...)
So I'm curious as to what you consider your leading indicators for your school? What are those data that you pay attention to to see if your school is on track or needs a swift and gentle course correction?
[cross-posted at the old LeaderTalk blog (including comments)]