Today, as I sat with a child in my office, one of the most fascinating discussions of my entire career began to ensue. Mind you, this particular student wasn’t kicked out of class, or called in for cutting.
My progeny had very similar experiences. They grew up the offspring of a Principal-father and English teacher-mother, in a small school district where all eyes were on them 24/7... Bless their hearts! They did not have a chance.
I assume you are one of the millions that are as inspired as I am by “Caine’s Arcade,” the endearing story of a boy who created his dream from the ground up – out of cardboard. Every time I watch these videos, I flash back to my own childhood,...
CC licensed photo shared via Flickr by s@lly Digital literacy is the topic that made the ETMOOC learning space so irresistible to me… I think as educators we spout off about wanting our students to be digitally literate, but not many of us (myself...
For leaders to be effective, they need to be able to be able to organize, direct, and focus people's efforts toward the goals of the organization.But that's only half of a leader’s job.The other half is being able to engage people emotionally in...
Situational leadership therefore operates from a completely different perspective. These leaders act based on their inner values, norms and competences. They also have a strong sense of the material goods that really matter ...
In fast paced, high stress business environments it can be all too easy sometimes for leaders to slip into what I call “Boss Man” mode. What I mean by that is that they stop being a leader, and start acting like a boss.
Who would dispute the idea that feedback is a good thing? Both common sense and research make it clear: Formative assessment, consisting of lots of feedback and opportunities to use that feedback, enhances performance and achievement.
Dear Principals, I've got a professional challenge for you: I want you to flip every faculty meeting during the 2012-2013 school year. Doing so would be a breeze, I bet. You could: (1). Use YouTube's video recorder and your laptop's...
This is one blog post you must share with your Principal - it is written by a school principal who understands the importance of literacy, and shares the ways he communicates his values and expectations to his teaching staff and students. He demonstrates a clear commitment to improved literacy by his own actions every day. At his first staff meeting of the year, he asked teachers to write down the names of the books they had read over the holidays - explanation? If we expect kids to be readers, we had better be readers too. It doesn't get better than that. Please read. Please share. DW
1. Read, Read and Read
"Principals should not only be reading current research and resources about best practices in education, they should be reading children's books as well as reading for plea..."
We are often hard-pressed to understand, let alone know, what to do with what starts out as a “feeling” about someone.
This is not the “I have feelings” sort of thing, but rather an internal experience we are aware of before we know what it is. We then try to determine its meaning, decide what to do with it, and that often means we “spin” something up.
This means we can be wrong and being wrong can adversely affect leadership effectiveness.
In this infographic, you'll get an overview of the 16 types to give a sense of how these bigger-than-life personalities fit in the Myers-Briggs philosophy. The official test is based on Carl Jung’s work in psychological typology.
Via AlGonzalezinfo, Roy Sheneman, PhD
Please Understand Me- Character & Temperament Types (David Keirsey, Marilyn Bates) is a good book for understanding these styles.