Monthly Archives: April 2014

How Finland Became an Educational Leader

As we’re nearing the end of the semester, I am taking some comfort in having a little more free time to read or watch items that have come across my radar in the past few months. One of these is the documentary The Finland Phenomenon. I’ve … Continue reading

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Pointing To Your True North

Sorry to do this, but we’re coming full circle. The more I read this semester, in and outside of class assignments, the more I’m realizing that everything in leadership comes down to one core value – finding and staying committed … Continue reading

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Teacher Leaders

http://learningforward.org/docs/default-source/leading-teacher/leading-teacher-sp13.pdf   When I began in the profession of teaching 26 years ago, the role of a teacher was very clear.  The role of teacher was to teach a group of students a set curriculum.  The leadership opportunities for teachers, … Continue reading

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Professional Learning Communities As a professional educator, it is important to be an effective educator for the students I teach.   Therefore it is imperative to be in a community of professional learning.  As a leader, it is and will be … Continue reading

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Trust in Leadership

Trust is an issue we’ve spent quite a bit of class time reading about and discussing. As an educator I feel it is the most important aspect in determining good leadership. Below are links to four different articles that deal … Continue reading

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Learning from Failure

These two articles suggests how much can be learned from failure.  Failure is something that has a negative connotation to it, when really it is something that should happen to continue to grow and learn.  Instead of fearing failure it’s important … Continue reading

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