Today's educational leader is most often called to keep one eye on her/his educated belief about the horizon line and the harbor and the other on the community she/he serves to attend and strengthen the coalition of followers.
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With proper feedback, the learning environment becomes one of truth telling and trust building. It spawns growth, risk taking, learning from failure, and risk taking again.
August 21, 2016
The world in which we live, and in which schools sit, is in motion.The path to a new horizon line, to rethinking the vision for our schools, can be uncovered when the leaders begin the process.
August 07, 2016
When asking teachers to take responsibility for changing the way curriculum is organized, move from information delivery to research and problem solving, not only is training required for teachers, it is also required for leaders.
July 14, 2016
No successful change can take place in an organization without system-wide understanding and support. Leaders cannot do this alone.
July 05, 2016
Think about how the culture of the entire organization can make a difference in how the students and adults can flourish. This is an essential leadership responsibility.
June 26, 2016
When a leader thinks of the ecosystem, the leader will not be the voice calling out in the wilderness for a change.
June 23, 2016
Unless school and district leadership take a system-wide view of each change to re-design the possibilities within the system as a whole, with the intent of including all students, a widening achievement gap will result.
June 16, 2016
As with most things affecting school culture, the leader's ability to identify and address stressors makes a positive difference.
June 14, 2016
Leaders in this century must be leaders of change. In their discernment role, they must also determine the change to embrace and the one to resist.