Employing Leadership Systems and Structures How does the principal work through a broad set of teams to ensure all students get what they need to be successful? SCHOOL FACT BOX Fountain Valley High School, located in Fountain Valley, California, serves over 3,600 students, with 26% identified as socioeconomically disadvantaged and just under 5% in programming…
Michael Brosnan interviews organizational expert Jim Collins about his research on educational leadership.
Authors Cass R. Sunstein and Reid Hastie describe common ways groups go astray and offer suggestions to avoid or address them. They argue that four problems are most commonly to blame for poor or self-destructive decisions.
The author suggests five ways to handle tough, necessary conversations.
Kate Rousmaniere discusses common misconceptions about principals and how they stem from the history of the principalship.
Thomas R. Hoerr argues that sometimes principals can try too hard to be “liked” which can undermine their ability to lead. This can lead to a few problems.
Roland S. Barth argues that educators need to develop and understand their visions for schools as a step toward improvement. He shares his own visions for the future of education.
August Turak argues that the line between leaders and followers have blurred–that every good leader also needs to be a good follower, and vice versa. He offers 11 suggestions for how to be a great follower who “follows by leading,” which he suggests are also great leadership traits
Authors Rhonda Barton and Rob Larson stress the importance of quality leadership in achieving educational equity.
Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa argues that educators use neuroscience to understand and form personalized learning opportunities, but also acknowledges that there is bad information out there and offers ways to avoid it.