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 1: Principal Voice: Are You Being Heard?
Principal Voice: Are You Being Heard?
I grew up in a large Italian family, where having a voice was crucial, a necessity, a way to survive. No one held back their opinions. Good or bad, you knew exactly what people thought. The cacophony of voices at my grandparent’s dinner table on Sundays taught me to appreciate the importance of having a voice. You had to speak up. If you didn’t, you would be ignored like tofu at an Italian feast! I must admit, I was a little bit outside the norm—I listened more than I spoke. (I am still not sure if that was because I ...