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.
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March 29, 2016
March 24, 2016
Unless a person becomes adept at remaining "bifocal," the immediate and the urgent will narrow the view and important things ... or people ... will be left behind.
March 22, 2016
It is in the hands of the teachers and leaders to grab hold of the assessments developed within the school and have them be more reflective of the school's values about student success, using feedback, coaching, and encouragement along the learning path.
March 20, 2016
The school leaders' crafting a vision does not mean "on your own." It involves bringing board members, other administrators, teachers, parents, and students from all levels to the table.
March 17, 2016
In schools, observations and evaluations of teachers and principals can be a contentious event rather than a productive process. Capturing actions and being able to reflect upon them offers a growth experience.
March 10, 2016
When trust becomes a shared and lived value, the people within the organization can remain invested in their chosen work, taking risks, moving forward, making changes.
March 08, 2016
No good comes from a fractured environment. Fighting over points of view, misunderstandings and resentment cannot contribute to a healthy school environment for children.
March 06, 2016
Leaders are jugglers, multiple balls in the air all the time. So focusing on one thing well, without letting others drop, describes the realism of the leader's role.
March 03, 2016
Noting the positive effect of hopeful mindsets, we wonder about rethinking the use of indicators each year and the reigniting of the power of goals.
March 01, 2016
What leverage will school leaders have over their culture of civility and respect, when the media has the lack of civility and disrespect playing on a 24-hour loop?