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What is it? Toxic leadership is brought about by lack of self-awareness, lack of self-control and confidence, all of which are seeded by self-interest. As a result, a toxic leader’s subordinates don’t like him or her. Toxic leaders care all about themselves.
Enjoy the short video above- it is very much worth the six minutes. It is the time of year when many are looking ahead to opening of the school year faculty and departmental meetings, so it is a good time to start sharing valuable short videos which can be used for inspiration and illumination at these meetings. This six minute video is a great candidate (and I intend to share a list soon); it is a very current (ISTE 2012) talk in which author and provocateur Will Richardson lays out his challenge to us: Bold Ideas for Change in Education.
As the new school year approaches, many principals around the country will be implementing a new teacher evaluation instrument. As you visit teacher classrooms looking for specific indicators, I encourage you to ask the simple question, “So What?” These two words can cause you to go beyond the surface and get a deeper understanding of what is really taking place in any classroom.
How to Teach With Technology Learn how to create custom multimedia products for your classroom or ecourse and other great ideas for the classroom.
© 2011, Coert Visser Several informal surveys have given an impression of the relative popularity of different solution-focused techniques. The following 21 techniques seem to belong to the most well-known and popular solution-focused techniques: scaling questions, the past success question, the preferred future question, the platform question, the exception seeking question, reframing, indirect compliments, the miracle question, summarizing in the words of the client, the what-is-better question, normalizing, the usefulness question, the observation question, the perspective change question, the coping question, the continuation question, the prediction suggestion, leapfrogging, and mutualizing.
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My friend Kristina said this today: Strikes to the heart of things doesn't it? I have spent today and will spend the next few days talking leadership with folks from around the country.
Marissa Mayer ‘s move to Chief Executive at Yahoo from Google has made its way across the news, but just who is this creative spirit that led Google in so many areas and what can schools striving to be innovative cultures learn from her?
There are several solid leadership chats and discussions that happen through social media.
Ethical Leadership – What is it? This is a follow on from my previous blog post in relation to Ethical Leadership and Physical Restraint and explores the concept of Ethical Leadership in more detail. I believe that leaders have a particular responsibility in the creation of an ethical culture within their organisations and displaying Ethical Leadership through walking the walk as well as talking the talk is vital.
Heidi Hayes Jacobs: ”If you’re not updating your curriculum, you are saying that nothing is changing.”
The Zone, a renovated workspace at NBCS 2011 2011 has been an amazing year for me professionally – a year of great change at NBCS and a year of outstanding opportunities, travel and thinking for me.
The July 8, 2012 edition of the New York Times included an article entitled, “ The Spotlight Dims and Shyness Sets In ” which states: The terms “shy” and “introvert” are used almost interchangeably and without distinction in the common parlance. “Psychologists debate about the overlap,” said Susan Cain, author of the recent book “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking,” which extols the power of those who prefer listening to speaking, or reading to socializing.
In the August 2006 Symposium, principals were involved in an interactive presentation by Carmel Crévola. She discussed the principles from her book, Breakthrough, a collaborative project with Michael Fullan and Peter Hill. She noted that preliminary results of the project show growth toward understanding of PLCs and their impact on student achievement; increasing use of meaningful data; moving from surface collegiality to a more intense culture focused on student outcomes; understanding the role of the principal as an instructional leader; and applying S.M.A.R.T. goals.
Blog number 2 this week is on RP in Special Education. I have started an online group designed to enable those with an interest/expertise in this area collaborate and share more widely – please feel free to share with others as the more the merrier in moving forward in this really important area. Most thanks go to a leading person in the whole field of Inclusive Restorative Practice and that is Bonita Holland.