Leading with “You” in mind

I like tapping into posts from Leadership Freak, Dan Rockwell, who puts together some excellent posts about leadership for us to consider. A post titled - 'Tapping the power of "For you"' caught my attention and got me thinking further about how we, as leaders, use the word, 'You', in our schools. Considering my previous... Continue Reading →

You can’t lead where you won’t go

I refer back to the article, Improving Relationships in the Schoolhouse, quite often when considering the work we need to do as school leaders. The article, by Roland Barth, serves a constant reminder that the our biggest challenge as school leaders is to bring out the "nondiscussables" if we wish to see healthy collaborative cultures... Continue Reading →

Does learning in your school take place more by design or chance?

This notion of careful curriculum design and planning is something that I believe is vital to improving student learning in a school. This is particularly true given teacher differences with a school and between schools. In the context of this post, learning by ‘chance’ is to mean that learning happens completely randomly; it will largely... Continue Reading →

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