The indispensable leadership companion—updated and more relevant than ever! Part leadership manual, part short novel, this unique best-seller uses dialogues between a novice and a master teacher and between a new and a seasoned principal to illuminate how the simple act of viewing a problem through different lenses—political, human resources, structural, or symbolic—can reveal better options and solutions. Featuring reflective questions and solid strategies for meeting real-life challenges, the third edition also includes: • New views on building morale in the age of #MeToo • Revamped discussion of mandates, standards and rubrics • Celebration of educators as skilled professionals • Expanded conversations about hope, faith, and parental involvement • Sometimes all it takes to solve a problem is reframe it with wise advice from a trusted mentor. In this one-of-a-kind leadership resource, you�ll find both.
Chapter 12: Teaching and Leading: Finding a Balance
Teaching and Leading: Finding a Balance
The spirit of Pico’s parent event for teachers and opening day extravaganza prevailed well into the fall semester. Teachers rated it by far the best kick-off they could remember. The school felt alive and energized. People wanted to spend more time tweaking the classroom ambiance or searching for new ways to improve their teaching. Teachers who had never gone beyond their contractual obligations were arriving early to chat with colleagues and prepare for the day. Many parents commented that their children were enjoying school more than ever. Residents who passed by Pico on their way home from work on winter evenings were often impressed to notice so many lights still on and cars ...