I remember hearing this famous story about a management professor talking about goals, vision, and the effective management of time. The professor told the story while starting to fill a jar with several large rocks, asking if it were full (to which the audience replied ‘yes’) and then continuing to fill the jar first with pebbles, then sand,…Read More
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Can Administrators Be Instructional Leaders?
My interest in building exciting learning communities that benefit all children is what motivates me to be thinking about taking the plunge into school leadership, so I often reflect on the challenges and rewards of being an instructional leader in a school. For the past two years, I have been privileged to take part in…Read More
School Improvement Plans – Not too pretty and that’s a good thing!
I’ve spent the last week or so thinking deeply about something in which all schools in Ontario take part; the drafting of the School Improvement Plan (SIP). This is the direction that a school sets for itself, based on what we know about the needs of our students, the directions of our School Board, and…Read More
Envisioning Effective Professional Learning
I’m currently taking a school leadership course and we have been encouraged to dream big about Professional Learning in our roles as School Level Leaders from the Ontario Leadership Framework. Professional learning is a passion of mine, and one of the main reasons that I’m considering moving into a more formal role as an…Read More