Original post – 5 Tips for School Administrators in 2012
I came across this post during Christmas. Probably may want to make some of this tips as my New Year resolutions.
- Family first, work second – Since taking my current post in 2009, I am finding myself with less time for my two children with each passing year. Perhaps it is partly due to my children growing up. Really need to carve out times each day for them.
- Being untraditional is not bad – I have completed four full cycles of JC1 and 2 since 2002 and a couple of half cohorts. My teaching has stagnated in the past few years. Perhaps a jolt will be useful to revitalise my lessons.
- Empower others – Finally my efforts invested on some of my teachers are gaining momentum. It is time to let them run the show both as a professional development and professional grooming to helm senior posts.
Refer to original post from Connected Principals
It is my aim to write more about these five traits, particularly for teaching and learning, but here I want to focus upon school leadership and the book’s concluding three chapters, People, Processes, and Philosophies, to draw and offer 15 takeaways for Principals and School-Leaders: What You Can Do to Become Stronger Innovation Leaders in Your School.
Original Post via Edutopia.
Ken Kay ex-president of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills share on professional learning community (PLC) of education leaders committed to building critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity (4C’s) into their educational system.
The “7 Steps”
A series of articles will look into each of these 7 steps
- Step 1: Adopt your vision: Use the 4C’s and more.
- Step 2: Create a community consensus around the 4C’s.
- Step 3: Align your system with the 4C’s.
- Step 4: Use the 4C’s to build professional capacity around the 4C’s.
- Step 5: Embed the 4C’s into curriculum and assessment.
- Step 6: Use the 4C’s to support teachers.
- Step 7: Improve and innovate: Create a 4C’s organization.
Using the netbooks, iTouches, Smart Pens, digital cameras, etc., never cease to amaze students and create excitement in the classrooms. It would be very hard to go “back” to only the paper and pen activities. Students and teachers see literacy in a different way.
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The Tempered Radical via Five Twitter Hashtags That Can SAVE School Leaders Time.