3. LEADERS LEAD BY EXEMPLIFYING THE VALUES AND BEHAVIOR THEY WANT OTHERS TO ADOPT

If learning is their central responsibility, leaders must model the learning they expect others to engage in. They should also expect to have their own practice subjected to the same scrutiny that they turn on others.

11 comments:

619-website-feedback-hueyopa said...

It is difficult to lead when teachers do not respect the administrator because he or she has no experience in the classroom. Also, poor attempts like simple, vague questions in surveys DO NOT COUNT (not valid).

Scott Holloway said...

Elaborate on your survey comment please

619-website-feedback-hueyopa said...

Some schools try to set the perspective that administrators are held to the same scrutiny as teachers, and thus, lame surveys are completed by teachers about the administration.

JanePafundi said...

Enrique, wouldn't it be great to observe an administrator teaching a class! And even evaluate them!

Arpa Ghazarian said...

Have any of you had administrators who worked in the classroom and are now administrators doing great work relating to "instruction"?

Mike Rivas said...

How can you teach without modeling what you believe is "best practice." I am amazed at Profs (myself included) that miss this.

Robert Nairne said...

My VP used to be a 5th grade teacher, and I believe his patience has been vital in dealing with the issues that have arrived in our school this year. He also knows how to "speak" to teachers in a way that does not stress you out. Does that make sense?

Bob's Blogs said...

I think it is a real loss of talent and intellectual resources when a master teaching moves into administration. Rarely, do I ever see them stay connected to instruction in any manner.

I would like more opportunities for master teachers to promote to instructional roles such as mentoring, curriculum development, seminar presentations on professional development etc.

619-website-feedback-hueyopa said...

Yes Jane. I would welcome the challenge. :>)

Scott Holloway said...

Enrique, do you give you principal a report card? I know that some districts have this incredibly long survey that is relatively pointless, but every now and again a short simple report card can illustrate the strengths and weaknesses of the current leader. The question is what happens next? Wouldn't it be great if the principal met with the "lead" teachers to discuss how he could improve on his weak areas?

619-website-feedback-hueyopa said...

Oooh I like the meeting with teachers to help the principal improve anyways. We do it on our own anyways!