Tschannen-Moran & Gareis 2004 write, "The purpose of leadership is to facilitate group goal attainment by establishing and maintaining an environment favorable to group performance." That's an important job, and we need leaders with a sense of self-efficacy to do it.
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April 30, 2017
Some leaders only focus on what to fix outward and never spend enough time looking inward to see what needs fixing first. Coaching can help that. A coach can help that, but in order for it to happen, the coach needs credibility.
April 26, 2017
Too often leaders find themselves in the weeds, which prevents them from making good decisions. There are 5 ways to prevent that from happening.
April 13, 2017
So often we think teachers are the ones who don't want to collaborate, when the principal may be the one who believes that they should dictate the need for collaboration but not be a part of it.
April 02, 2017
Many teachers and leaders collaborate. It's not a new word. However, just because they do it doesn't mean they do it right. Here are some things to think about when it comes to collaboration.
March 30, 2017
Deciding someone is uncoachable is very complicated. That decision involves thinking about how the coach approaches the teacher and how the teacher became involved with the coaching program.
March 24, 2017
We ask students to be self-directed learners and take risks, but often leaders and teachers don't take those same type of risks and seem to want the answer before they really know the question to answer.
March 17, 2017
District leaders have long had the reputation for sitting in their ivory towers and making all the rules. Here are a few ways one district leader is shattering that myth.
February 28, 2017
If leaders want to have a deeper impact they need to understand their current reality, which will help them understand where to start. Here are 7 areas to focus on.