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 5: Principal Voice and Community: Create Enthusiasm, Understanding, and Collaboration
Principal Voice and Community: Create Enthusiasm, Understanding, and Collaboration
Grandma Q on Community
A strong community is like a good meatball. It’s made up of great ingredients and put together with love.
I have never believed the role of principals should be restricted to their schools. Rather, principals have a professional responsibility to actively seek change for a better learning environment in the wider educational community. Principals, along with teachers and students (not politicians!), should be the policy leaders, policy makers, and the voice of education.
There is a distinction between community and parents. While parents are an integral part of the community, the community also [Page 39]includes retired individuals, business leaders, and employees and residents who have no ...