Leadership. It’s the foundation upon which every destination school and district is built. It’s the driving force behind culture, innovation, and continuous improvement. It matters every day, at every level.
What kind of leader are you? Are you an inspirational flagbearer or a behind-the-scenes string puller? Do you prefer to build, or are you more of a fixer? Everybody has a different style, and every style can impact the choices you make and the legacy you leave behind.
With these collected resources, we’ve worked hard to identify the defining characteristics of successful and respected educational leaders. What will you take away from the experience?
Culture doesn’t always depend solely on character leadership. Sometimes, it’s the leader’s job to put the right kind of structures in place to support a larger vision. These four alternatives to traditional processes are emerging as some of the leading candidates to become the standard in years to come.
Lack of professional support is consistently cited as one of the most common reasons why teachers leave the profession. Retention is a critical piece of stability and academic achievement in our schools, but most mentoring programs are far from perfect. We examined the research and took notes on what works and what doesn’t.
“You know what?” said the school district CTO, “We don’t have any major new initiatives planned this school year. And that’s ok with me.” In this article, we examine the hidden costs of too much change and share three ideas for sustaining (and building on) positive growth in your district.
Are administrators an undervalued source of leadership or a bureaucratic roadblock? In this article, we examine one of the most comprehensive studies on the topic and shine a spotlight on its most important finding.
As education professionals, if our “whats” don’t have a “why”—if our processes don’t have a passion—we lack true vision and will, ultimately, fall short.