Develop Your Most Powerful Tool For Influencing And Leading Change Good principals know that empowering student voices is essential. But what about their own voice? If principal voice is not articulate, trustworthy and strong, how can the school achieve progress? Student voice authority Russell Quaglia brings his nuanced understanding of communication, listening, and leadership to this definitive guide to principal voice. Content includes: • How to apply the Listen-Learn-Lead model for student voice to principal voice. • Contrasting examples of good and bad ways to address students, teachers, parents and community. • Prompts for reflection that enable principals to apply the book’s teachings to their unique situation. This series has been developed to bring the best thinking from the leading education change experts in the field. Experts have been asked to reflect upon their collected experience and wisdom to highlight the very best advice they would offer today’ school leaders. This vibrant addition to Corwin’s Impact Leadership series belongs on every forward-thinking educator’s bookshelf alongside other series titles written by well-known authors: • Michael Fullan • Avis Glaze • Andy Hargreaves • Viviane Robinson • Pasi Sahlberg • Yong Zhao
Chapter 2: Principal Voice and Students: Using Your Ears to Improve Your Voice
Principal Voice and Students: Using Your Ears to Improve Your Voice
Grandma Q on Students
I have seen all kinds of students and each one is unique. The only thing they have in common is that they all have an opinion.
Most principals I work with lament the loss of direct student interaction. They miss really getting to know students beyond the discipline roster or honor roll. While your role may inherently decrease the amount of time you spend directly with students, it does not prevent you from having a direct impact on their lives. Every interaction with a student is an opportunity to make a difference—to demonstrate your approach to leading the school and how ...