“Recent study from the annual Deloitte Core Beliefs and Culture Survey indicate several common grounds for both employees and leaders. According to the study, both employees and leaders agree that b...”
Zhao’s findings have led him to question the value of the tests altogether. If the stated goal is to get kids ready for careers, and careers demand confidence, creativity, and an entrepreneurial attitude, then why focus on test scores that seem to produce the opposite effect?
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.
Leadership is learned behavior that becomes unconscious and automatic over time. For example, leaders can make several important decisions about an issue in the time it takes others to understand the question.
According to today’s infographic, writing can serve as a calming, meditative tool. Stream of conscious writing exercises, in particular, have been identified as helpful stress coping methods. Keeping a journal, for example, or trying out free-writing exercises, can drastically reduce your levels of stress.
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...