Integrity is not only built upon earned trust, but upon an unrelenting focus on the children for whom we work.
There always remains the need of the organization for the leader to be present and open hearted..so for the leader, it is more than a personal objective...it is necessary for the good of the order.
Most schools remain in a teaching and learning format that is frighteningly similar to the one from a century past. So vacancies now present extraordinary opportunities with consequences that may last decades.
Spring testing season has arrived and, the tug of war about the tests continues. The charges made against the tests, in general, boil down to 6 essentials.
Districts can operate with multi-directional communication pathways in which each constituency has access to the other with respect and consideration for diversity of perspective.
Today's schools need leadership to exist throughout the organization. Today's school leaders know all too well, they cannot lead all on their own.
Evaluations will be part of the educational process for children and the adults who learn and work in our schools for the foreseeable future. But, the system ought not rely on the evaluations to motivate.
The leader needs to both listen and educate with sensitivity, skill, a substantive understanding of the research, and a sensitive capacity to publically differentiate fact from opinion.
Leaders, while striving to find their own vision for possibilities, need only to look inside their schools for innovative teachers who are pushing against boundaries and inviting a more flexible interaction between student and teacher.
You see, leadership is not a skill, but a lifelong process of personal development. We exercise and develop courage along the way.