Why we need parental involvement in schools: Deborah Dunstone GoErie.com As identified in this study, the five essential ingredients for effective school reform included: school leadership as the driver for change; family, school and community...
"With an improving opportunity set brought about by new tools and new school models, the job is increasingly adaptive–one that requires a good deal of “design planning” (Horn, Staker, 2014). This profound change suggests a new way to prepare and develop school leaders."
Today's final post in the series features what I think is a particularly interesting combination -- a quest response from Ted Appel, the principal of the inner-city school where I teach, who describes the innovative requirements he insisted upon if a university was interested in placing student teachers with us; followed by a commentary from Pia Lindquist Wong, director of a university teaching credentials program who found that her ideas dovetailed with those of Ted's - the two then developed a
Parents who are actively engaged in their school communities should also be seen as essential partners in community transformation. All voices are needed in the dialogue concerning creating a viable and healthy future for our children.
School or work environments are like home environments--it doesn't take long to figure out if you are in a happy, productive place or not. Last week I was in Oklahoma City for a meeting with our pr...
Nancy J. Herr's insight:
These ideas are just a jumping off point. You can customize them to promote that feeling of inclusiveness we all crave. Just be careful not to use these as the only indicators of your culture. Do the hard work too. Theses can get you started.
Clay McDonald, 2014 Oklahoma Assistant Principal of the Year
Are you new to this administrator gig? Feeling nervous about making the transition from a teacher to an administrator? Don’t worry, everyone else in your position feels the same way, and so did every administrator out there when they first began!