Does your district (or school) have leadership principles that define and empower every person (student, teacher, parent, staff) in your ecosystem as a leader?
If the answer is no, that's a lot of leadership potential in your schools just 'sitting on the shelf.'
If the answer is no, kick off your commitment to teacher leadership and create your district or school leadership principles.
Superintendents and principals, invite teachers to co-create a set of district-wide leadership principles that will grow every person in your district and 'give permission' to innovate! The voices of teachers are a most valuable resource to every school and district. Pull up chairs and get teachers to the table. Teachers can make a school shine from the inside out if they are empowered as innovators, ideators, and collaborators. In case you didn't know, teachers who believe in themselves and know that an entire district believes in them, will inspire and empower students. Inspiring students to their greatness is our true calling.
I asked a group of educators on Voxer if their districts or schools had a set of leadership principles that empowered everyone in their ecosystem. The answer, in each response involved a …..Read More