Leadership is an activity, not a position. Every educator must possess the mindset to change themselves first and then change the system they are in. The purpose of this learning experience is to transform how educators provide leadership in schools—from a dependence upon personal expertise and problem focus to building relationships and empowering others to positively impact student learning. Here are the key takeaways:

  • Know your own personal values & beliefs and lead with your strengths.
    • Show up as authentic, and have a priority of building relationships and trust with staff, students, and parents.
  • Create a culture of shared vision and responsibility for student learning.
    • Develop broad support and commitment from all stakeholder groups for changes needed to ensure student learning.
  • Empower staff to collaborate about increasing their impact on student learning.
    • Build professional presence of educators in the school and develop their collaboration skills.
    • Upgrade the skills and infuse the will to develop commitment within staff.
  • Connect with students by developing your own professional presence.
    • Ensure students learn what teachers teach by.
      • Walking around and having conversations with teachers and students about instructional impact.
      • Putting in supports and structures that accelerate student learning.
      • Model how to build strong, positive relationships that engage both children AND adults.